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'World Urdu Day' Awards announced

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) The Delhi-based Urdu Development Organisation today honoured 12 writers, social activists and journalists and a school in Jaipur ahead of the 'World Urdu Day' on Thursday.

The awardees include Suhail Anjum, Shakeel Akhtar, Salik Dhampuri, and Mohammed Aarif Iqbal (journalism), V Kumar (national integration), Mirza Habeeb Baig (social services) and Alok Sharma (literature).

Among the other winners are Bright Flowers Secondary School, Jaipur and Lokesh Kumar (Urdu poetry) and Dr Gyanesh Haldia (Unani medicine), said Dr Syed Ahmed Khan, convenor of the World Urdu Day Organising Committee.

The committee also announced awards for Saroj Khan, Rashidullah Khan and Lal Bahadur Mourya for their contribution to literature, Unani medicine and Urdu language.

The awards will be presented at the 'World Urdu Day' celebrations in Jaipur on Thursday.

''We will commemorate the 130th birth anniversary of Mohammed Iqbal, the poet who wrote 'Sare Jahan se Achcha...,'' said Dr Ahmed Khan.


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