KU to host two-day ‘National Urdu Congress’

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Srinagar: A two- day National Urdu Congress under the theme “Language, Literature & Society” which is being organised by Department of Urdu, Kashmir University is to begin from Wednesday, October 24 here.
According to a statement issued here, the purpose of the Urdu Congress is to bring the stakeholders of Urdu language together on a common platform for dialogue, general discussion, literary criticism and exchange of new information among the participants and open a pathway towards further research and development.
“Also this is an endeavour of the department to provide an opportunity to faculty members and prospective scholars to enrich themselves with the various aspects of the areas of language, literature and society in current research environment,” said Prof Arifa Bushra Head, Department of Urdu.
She added that the relationship between Urdu language and society is deeply rooted and interdependent in a way that language incorporates social values. “Language is the primary tool for communication purpose, for establishing peace and order in society, society however, controls the language and evidently societal changes have produced a transformation in the Urdu language itself,” she said.
The event which marks as the first Urdu Congress in Jammu and Kashmir would witness the presence of some of the most prominent personalities in Urdu language and participation from the scholar community and faculty members from various renowned universities within India, which would surely be a proclamation for further research and development in Urdu language, addressing need of the hour, the statement added.