SRINAGAR: A two-day Personal Contact Programme (PCP) for trainees from the administrative staff of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) registered for Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya courses respectively, under Hindi Teaching Scheme, began at Nowgam-II administrative-cum-academic block of the varsity here Tuesday.
The programme is being organised by the Rajbhasha Cell of the varsity.
Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI) Director, Dr Jai Prakash Kadam inaugurated the programme. Registrar, CUK, Prof M Afzal Zargar, Finance Officer, Bashir Ahmad Haji, CHTI Assistant Director, Karan Singh, Hindi Adhikari, Sakeena Akhter and other functionaries of the varsity were also present at the inaugural.
According to an official handout, Dr Jai Prakash Kadam said the main objective of holding the PCP was “to correct and rectify the mistakes” done by trainees while completing their assignments. He asked the trainees to “write the words” they learn from time to time “in order to gain proficiency in their writing skills”.
Kadam further said that language does not belong to any particular religious belief and cannot be associated with any specific community, region, religion or society. “Languages are not only for expressing thoughts, but they link and connect people with one another,” he said, adding that before learning language of any particular region, one should get fully acquainted with the culture, traditions and art of that particular region.
Registrar, Prof M Afzal Zargar, according to the handout, said that during the last three years, “several employees of the university have qualified Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya with flying colours and some of them have already started doing file work in Hindi”.
He said the employees were keen to learn during 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. He also gave details about the academic programmes offered by the university and the progress made on the infrastructure development, the handout read.
Hindi Adhikari, Sakina Akhter, informed the participants about the role of Raj Bhasha Cell in promoting the use of Hindi writing in the university.
“The cell conducts regular classes of the trainees and helps them in completing their assignments on time,” She said.