JAMMU, Sept 1: Two-day national seminar on the topic “Creative Urdu Literature in Jammu-o-Kashmir & Bangladesh” was organized by Department of Urdu, University of Jammu.
The program was presided over by Prof Suchita Pathania, Dean Faculty of Arts while Prof Nayeem Anees from Calcutta was chief guest and Dr Mohammad Golam Rabbani, Professor, Deptt of Urdu, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh was guest of honour. Prof Mohd Reyaz Ahmad, HoD Urdu, JU, was also present in the presidium.
In his inaugural address Prof Nayeem Anees described Urdu an Indian language which has played important role in uniting the India and has contributed a lot in the freedom struggle of India. He stressed that Urdu language can play a vital role to bring peace in the sub-continent, particularly between India and Pakistan. The language is spoken largely in the world even in America and Chicago, he added.
Prof Sucheta Pathania said that to relate Urdu with a particular religion is not true. Urdu language has a rich culture and civilization and has united India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, she added.
Mohammad Golam Rabbani, Professor, Deptt of Urdu, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in his address, informed that not only Indian writers and poets but also poets and prose writers of Bangladesh had played a vital role for producing a god literature in Urdu language. He also made a comparative study of Creative Urdu Literature of Bangladesh and Jammu Kashmir in brief.
Prof Qudoos Javed, former HOD Urdu, Kashmir University, discussed the contribution of writers of Jammu Kashmir in the promotion of Urdu language and literature.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, HOD Urdu, described about creative Uurdu literature in Jammu-o-Kashmir and Bangladesh.
Dr Chaman Lal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urdu, conducted the proceeding and Dr Farhat Shamim presented vote of thanks. Among others, Dr Abdul Rashid Manhas, Aseer Kishtwari, Dr Premi Romani (Pune Maharashtar), Prof Zafar Ahmad (Bangladesh), Dr Mohd Naseer ud-Din (Bangladesh), Dr Mohd Shahid ul Islam (Banladesh), Mohsina Akhter (Bangladesh), Ahmed Imtiaz (Delhi University), and others also attended the seminar.