Srinagar: The five-day Personal Contact Programme (PCP) for the trainees, from the administrative staff of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and Central Silk Board, Pampore, registered for Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya respectively, under Hindi teaching scheme, began at Nowgam-II administrative cum academic block of the varsity here Monday.
Addressing the gathering, Dean School of Education and Director Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Prof. N A Nadeem said the languages do not belong to any particular religious belief and cannot be associated with any specific community or region. “Languages are universal and we should not be prejudiced towards any particular language,” Prof. Nadeem said. He also deliberated threadbare about the intimate relationship between the languages and cultures of the States and asked the participants to develop capacity and learn more and more languages.
Finance Officer, Bashir Ahmad Haji also spoke on the occasion and hailed the Rajbhasha Cell for organizing the training programme. He underscored the need of learning more and more languages, other than mother tongue and official languages.
Central Hindi Training Institute, Deputy Director, Ms. Veena Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, seconded the remarks made by Prof. N A Nadeem and urged the participants to learn other languages with zeal and zest. She asked them to evince keen interest in the lectures to be delivered during the programme and clarify doubts and mistakes with regard to the use of Hindi, both in writing and speaking.
Hindi Adhikari, Ms. Sakina Akhter, enumerated measures taken by the Raj Bhasha Cell in promoting Hindi and utilizing the same in day-to-day functioning of the varsity. She said that regular classes are being conducted for the trainees of the university.