SRINAGAR: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Registrar, Prof Fayaz Ahmad Nika Friday inaugurated Hindi-Divas at varsity’s Nunar administrative campus in Ganderbal.
Senior Research Officer, Committee of Parliament on Official Language, Prof Pradeep Kumar was the chief guest while as Finance Officer Bashir Ahmad Haji, Hindi Adhikari Sakina Akhter and other administrative officers were present during the function organised by the Rajbhasha Cell of the varsity, an official statement issued here said.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Fayaz said the languages do not belong to any religion, community or ethnicity.
“People should learn different languages of the world, particularly of the country, in addition to their mother tongue, as it would prove extremely beneficial for them while travelling and communicating with individuals belonging to different states,” he said.
He hailed the employees of the varsity for passing the Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya courses with high percentage of marks, adding that the employees have evinced keen interest in learning Hindi. The registrar also gave a brief resume of the measures taken by the university to promote Hindi among the staff members.
Prof Pradeep Kumar, while speaking on the occasion, asked the employees to use simple Hindi words in order to communicate effectively.
“The main aim while writing and speaking the language should be to communicate with others in easiest way,” he said and complimented the Raj Bhasha Cell for holding the celebrations.
Sakina Akhter conducted the programme proceedings and informed the participants about the steps taken by the Rajbhasha Cell for Hindi promotion in the university.
Later, Prof Fayaz distributed prizes and certificates among the employees who secured first three positions during the examinations conducted in Hindi Pakhwara.
Laboratory attendant Irfan Bhat bagged the first prize of Rs 2500 while as Tabassum Imran Bassu and Naveed bagged the second prize of Rs 2000 and third prize of Rs 1500 respectively.
The registrar also distributed participation certificates among the participants.