Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students Culture 

Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students

Solapur: Shaheen Sultana – an Urdu primary teacher from Solapur felt the need to show case the poetic skills her students exhibit. In an unprecedented move, she published the collection of poetries penned by little poets on her own expenses. The 46 pages book “Hamare Nanhe Shayar” (Our Junior Poets) has been launched at the hands of Maharashtra state Minister Subhash Deshmukh recently in presence of dignitaries from education sector. Shaheen, an Assistant teacher in Zilla Parishad Urdu Primary School Vidi Gharkul has executed the project single handedly. She calls it an…

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Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu Culture 

Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu

Aurangabad: Maharashtra Education and Minority Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde assured hundreds of teachers on Urdu being confer the second state language status in recently concluded educational event in Aurangabad. A three day event ‘Shikshanachi Vari’ (Educational Convention) under the aegis of the state government, was held at the Divisional Sports Complex from 10 to 12 March. The Minister addressed the event through Skype video conferencing. The event was organised exclusively for Urdu teachers to improve the educational standards of Urdu schools and provide platform to showcase ideas for promotion the…

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Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue -- Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day Culture 

Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue — Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day

Eminent poet, writer, Journalist and well known personality of Urdu literature Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui expressed himself wholeheartedly about the promotion and survival of Urdu on the occasion of “International Mother Language Day” (21st February) in a freewheeling chat with Imran Inamdar for TheShahab.com. Hamid Iqbal feels that Urdu teachers today hardly get time to promote Urdu because of their busy schedules and somewhat the system is also responsible which doesn’t generate much opportunity to showcase their natural talent. According to Hamid, TV serials and movies are slowly taking us away…

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21st National Urdu Book Fair inaugurated in Solapur - a treasure-house of Urdu books Culture 

21st National Urdu Book Fair inaugurated in Solapur – a treasure-house of Urdu books

I remember Choudhari Charan Singh once said that, Urdu is language of Turks and Mughals although their language was either Persian, Turkic or even Arabic. Can we deny the fact that the major slogans during the freedom struggle to kick out the British were penned in Urdu? Can we also deny the fact that the immortal narration of our country emanates from Allama Iqbal’s “Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara”? To name a few, two distinguished icons of Urdu literature, devote Hindus, Firaq Gorakhpuri and Krishna Bihari Noor. Can we…

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Jashn-e-Rekhta: a celebration of Urdu by country’s younger generation Culture 

Jashn-e-Rekhta: a celebration of Urdu by country’s younger generation

Urdu, which is said to be declining steadily in India after the partition, however now found new love from the country’s younger generation. The fourth edition of “Jashn-e-Rekhta” saw an eclectic mix of literary discussions and joyous sessions. The festival kicked off at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on cold evening of 8th December and ended on a musical note with a qawwali performance by Nizami Bandhu of Rockstar fame on Sunday. The three-day witnessed timeless glory and spirit of Urdu through multiple panel discussions, music and dance performances,…

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