SRINAGAR: A two-day seminar ‘Global Perspectives of Hindi: Language and Literature’ concluded at University of Kashmir on Thursday.
Organised by the Department of Hindi, the national-level seminar was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi who stressed on promotion of Hindi language in J&K. He assured the department of all help and support in this regard.
HoD Hindi, Prof Zohra Afzal, spoke on the seminar theme and asserted that Hindi is getting “due place at the international level.” “It is the second largest speaking language in the world,” she said, informing the participants that most of students from the Hindi Department have already got jobs in various government departments.
Prof Vinod Kumar Taneja, former Dean and Head of Hindi Department at GNDU Amritsar said Hindi language has the capacity to adopt words from other languages as well.
Dr Rafiq Masoodi, former Director Doordarshan Kendra and Prof M Zaman Azurdah also spoke on the occasion, while the participants included Prof Neelam Saraf, Prof Parmeshwari Sharma, Prof Parvinder Kour from Jammu University, Prof Anil Rai from Delhi University, Prof Meena Koul from Rohilkhand University and Prof Hardeep Singh from Ludhiana. Dr Mehraj Ahmad, Dr Jahangir Iqbal from University of Kashmir and Dr Sakina from Central University presented their papers and a poetry book “Swarg Virag” by researcher Muddasir Ahmad Bhat was also released.