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Call to promote Urdu language
Call to promote Urdu language

LAHORE: (Friday, September 4, 2020): Punjab University Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar has said that there is a need to strengthen and promote Urdu language in order to introduce Pakistani culture to the world. He was addressing the book launching ceremony of “Armaghan-e-Jameel” written by PU Department of Urdu Chairman Prof Dr Zahid Munir Amir at Al Raazi Hall. Federal Mohtasib (Insurance) Dr Khawar Jameel, senior analysts Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Sohail Warraich, Dr Sughra Sughra Sadaf, Dr Khurshid Rizvi, Qazi Afaq Hussain, Muhammad Sohail Umer, Shujaat Hashmi, Chairman Department of Urdu Prof Dr Zahid Munir Amir, faculty members and people from various walks of life participated in the event. Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that the research work of Dr Jameel Jalbi was acknowledged by renowned critics and researchers all over the world. He said that establishment of Jalbi Chair was a welcoming step which would play role in promotion of Urdu language and literature. Dr Muhammad Khawar Jameel thanked Prof Amir for writing the book on the creations of his father and appreciated the establishment of Jalbi Chair. Senior analyst Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami said that Dr Jalbi was the best teacher, editor, officer, vice chancellor, author, researcher and thinker who led a purposeful life. He said that Urdu language was being promoted and Pakistani culture was being strengthened better than ever. He said that one of the Indian motives behind illegal amendments in her constitution was to eliminate Urdu language from Occupied Kashmir. He said that the students studying in English medium should be awarded degrees after qualifying a test of Urdu language. Senior journalist Sohail Warraich said that unfortunately we had not done research on the thoughts and work of Allama Iqbal and Ghalib which their work deserved.

He appreciated Dr Zahid Munir Amir for promotion of Urdu language in Pakistan. Dr Sughra Sadaf said that the services of Dr Jalbi to the body of knowledge, literature and culture would be remembered in golden words forever. Qazi Afaq Hussain said that Dr Jalbi’s work would be read and researched by every Urdu language student in all the times to come. He said that we must strengthen Urdu language for the development of Pakistan. Dr Khurshid Rizvi said that Dr Jalbi was a pole star who worked for the promotion of Urdu language. Dr Zahid Munir Amir said that Dr Jameel Jalbi had a diversified personality whose thoughts had inspired the society. He said that it was a must to promote national language in order to create a great nation.