Jamshedpur, June 7 : The State chapter of AnjumanTarraque-e-Urdu Hind,will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Aligarh Muslim University founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khanon a large scale.
The celebrations extending across the State will be organised from October 17 (birth date) to 31. Prof. Abuzar Usmani, president AnjumanTaraqqi-e-Urdu ( Hind), Jharkhand said that noted scholars from the country will participate in the event. Several seminars, talks and awareness drives are being planned. The celebrations will extend to all the districts of the State.
S. R. A RizwiChhabban ,president of the city chapter of AnjumanTarraque-e-Urdu, Hind, said that the Steel City will also host a number of events to spread the vision of Sir Ahmad. He also added that there is an urgent need to discuss the present and future of Urdu, a language that enjoyed the patronage of freedom fighters and widely read and spoken by the people.
Noted names from Urdu literary circle would participate in a one-day national seminar in October. Organised under the aegis of city chapter of AnjumanTarraque-e-Urdu, Hind, dedicated to the promotion of Urdu language, the seminar is aimed at creating awareness about the historical importance of the language and present need to promote it.
Sir Syed was born in 1817 in Delhi. He is remembered today not only as the founder of AMU but more so for his attempts to create the first modernist educational movement not only in India but all over the world.
“The past glory of Urdu is being lost. We alienated ourselves from the language. Governments in the power too did little to promote the language,” said Chabban, adding that the seminar is designed in way to bring to the notice of people about the challenges the language is facing for its survival.
He also informed the literary body is planning to organise events in memory of noted writers IsmatChugtai and Brij Narayan Chakbastin the months of July and August.
Chabban said that the speakers would throw light on the present and future challenges in front of the language and the way to tackle it.
Another official of the organisation said this is a small effort to regain the lost glory of Urdu. He said that it is also unfortunate to brand the language to a particular community despite the fact that a large number of people from various communities have accepted it.