Haryana Urdu Akademi to teach Urdu through correspondence

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Chandigarh, Apr 1 (UNI) The Haryana Urdu Akademi has decided to start teaching of Urdu language through correspondence from this year as part of its drive to promote the Urdu language in the State.

Special books will be prepared for first to fifth class by engaging authors who are competent to undertake the work, Secretary of the Akademi Mr K L Zakir, said here today.

The decision had been taken in a meeting of the Awards Committee held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Mange Ram Gupta, he said.

Giving details of the decisions taken in the meeting for the promotion of Urdu language in Haryana, Mr Zakir said that the writers, poets and playwright would be asked to prepare good literature for the use of children.

After the evaluation of the books or manuscripts by a special committee, Prizes of Rs.31,000, Rs.21,000 and Rs.11,000 would be given to the authors according to merit, he said.

He said that the Akademi had also decided that the teachers, who had received training to teach Urdu language in the training school at Firozpur Namak (Mewat), would be required to teach Urdu in the schools.

A special function would be organised in May, 2008 at Nuh in which all such teachers would be invited and their posting orders would be issued on the spot.

He said that in the meeting decision had also taken to confer the prestigious Hali Award upon Mr. Hakim Ajmal Khan of village Shikrawa in Mewat district and Kanwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Socio-Culture Award upon Mr Rifat Sarosh of Delhi.

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