Urdu is not the language of a particular religion. This is illustrated by the trend of Urdu language learning in Bihar, a traditionally non-Urdu speaking State. Recently, more than 75 non-Urdu speakers have been awarded certificates of Urdu learning who had attended Urdu Training Centers being run by the Directorate of Urdu. Interestingly, those who were awarded certificates are people from different regions and ages.
Dr. Upendra Nath Pandey, Special Secretary, Department of Cabinet Secretariat, who inaugurated the course, said that the Urdu Learning Course is a initiative of the Directorate of Urdu. “Urdu is the language of the emotions and it’s close to the speaker’s heart.”
He appreciated the academies for teaching Urdu language to non-Urdu speakers who received the certificates. He said this course should be expanded and more people involved in it. Dr Ajit Pradhan, Secretary, School of Performing Arts, Patna, and a well-known Heart Surgeon congratulated all those who received urdu learning certificates. He also appreciated them for learning the correct pronunciation of the language. “This is the real Ganga-Jamni (inclusive) culture of India. It is our responsibility to keep it safe and carry it on. Calling both Hindi and Urdu languages as sisters, he said, that Urdu language is the language of Love and if anyone wants to learn Urdu, then he must definitely love.
Dr Ajit Pradhan inaugurating the certificate distribution function
Jyotindra Mishra, Shambhu Shankar Prasad, SK Sinha, Daya Shankar Prasad, Brij Kumar, Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur, Amitabh Pandey, Dilip Kumar Agarwal, Ravi Shankar were given certificates, mementos and gifts. , Mani Shankar Prasad Sinha, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Rajiv Kumar Sinha, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Harsh Vardhan Poddar, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Aradhana Prasad, Radha Krishna Rakesh, Vishnu ji, Rupesh Kumar, Sangeeta Sahai, Neeraj Kumar Singh, Manish Kumar, Syed Aftab Alam, Dr. Brajesh Kumar, Ved Prakash, Dr. Aarti Kumari, Ramanuj Pankaj, Priyanka Bharti, Rukhsana Khatoon, Veer Kumar Raut, Abhijit Gautam, Rashmi Kumari, Dr. Manju Kumari, Dr. RS Nagmani, Dr. Manisha Jha, Ravi Prakash Suraj, Jai Shankar Prasad, Dr. Krishna Kumar, W. Kumar Sharma, Harish Kumar, Dr. Ranjita Tiwari, Kumari Sanchana, Jehangir Alam, Gulraj Shabana, Kumari Chaitali, Ramesh Kumar Rai, Aniket Srivastava, Dharmendra Singh Yadav, Shubhojit, Santosh Kumar Gupta, Sonu Shankar, Subhash Pathak, Ram Pyari Kumari, Mufarrah Eram, Dr. Kavinder Kishore, Huma Naaz, Ruqaiya Jahan, Sujit Kumar Pandey, Rafat Jahan, Nazia Nasreen, Mohd Shamshad Alam, Mumtaz Praveen, Dhruv Kumar, Sudiksha Sagnyam, Mohd Shamshad, Krishnakant Jha, Abhijit Ranjan, Alankar Malik, Umm Kulsoom, Neha Praveen, Bhavika Priyadarshani, Ranjit Ram, Kumari Lata Parashar, Sonu Kumar Sah and Neha Kumari.
Urdu is the second official language of Bihar. The state government is committed to the development of Urdu. The Directorate of Urdu was established for the propagation and promotion of Urdu language. For this, the government is making efforts at every level. Funds to Urdu institutions are given. The Directorate of Urdu has been organizing pUrdu learning programmes from the state capital to the district level.
Three years ago, the non-Urdu speaking officers and employees of the state government were asked to volunteer for learning Urdu by the government. They received training for 60 days. Initially people did not show that much interest but now many more are coming forward to learn the language and one can say Urdu is booming in Bihar.
This credit goes to this goes to Imtiaz Karimi, former Director of Urdu Directorate He not only pulled the Directorate out of oblivion but also made it a vibrant organization. Its current director Ahmed Mahmood says that Urdu’s contribution in development of a common culture cannot be forgotten. Abdur Rahman, former director of the Directorate of Urdu, praises the Urdu learning program. He says that both the learner and the teacher of Urdu should be rewarded. It is very important to have such a program in the current environment. It develops an atmosphere of social harmony.
The recievers of the urdu speaking course certificate
The directorate has outlined seven steps for the Development of Urdu
•Receipt and reply to applications in Urdu as far as possible
• Acceptance of documents written in Urdu by the registration offices.
• Publication of important government rules, regulations and notifications in Urdu also
•Issuance of Government Orders and Circulars of Public Importance in Urdu
• Publication of important government advertisements in Urdu also
•Publication of Urdu version of District Gazette also
•Publication of important signboards in Urdu also
This month, this notification has been issued to all the departments by Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat Department, for a follow up on all these points.