ACADEMY HOLDS SEMINAR ON URDU JOURNALISM
New Delhi: Delhi Urdu Academy organised a two-day seminar from 5 to 6 March on Urdu and mass communication. Speaking on this occasion, noted Urdu journalist and vice-chairman of Delhi Urdu Academy Meem Afzal disapproved the accusation against Urdu journalism for promoting yellow journalism He said Urdu journalism was the only journalism which was fully promoting social and cultural values. He said it was correct that Urdu journalism was being neglected in literary circles but steps would be taken now to rectify this injustice.
Masoom Moradabadi, editor of Khabardar Jadeed, said that Urdu Journalism was playing key role in promotion of Urdu language and it was performing the duty of connecting people with Urdu language. But the trend to snatch the rights of Urdu journalists and journalism is common in literary circles, he said.
Noor Jahan Sarwat, a senior Urdu writer said that the importance of the editorials of Urdu news papers was greater than other language editorials because Urdu newspapers were also guiding their readers. Dr Khawar Hashmi said Urdu newspapers were confronted with difficult situations. He was reacting to the views expressed by Farhat Ehsas that while other newspapers were becoming more and more commercialised, Urdu journalism was still away from business mentality.
WELFARE SCHEMES BEING CLOSED
Sandela (Hardoi): Former minister and local Bahujan Samaj Party MLA, Abdul Mannan while addressing a public meeting accused the present Uttar Pradesh government for closing down schemes of the erstwhile BSP government for development and welfare of backward classes.
‘INCLUDE GOPAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS’
Allahabad: Managers Association Madaris-e-Arabia, Uttar Pradesh has recently faxed a message to Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding her to include in the current Congress election manifesto recommendations of Sardar Gopal Singh Minorities Commission appointed in 1980 by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for welfare and development of minorities.
The Association has drawn Sonia Gandhi’s attention to Mandal Commission set up by Indira Gandhi for minorities welfare whose recommendations were implement by VP Singh’s government and said that the recommendations of Gopal Commission were so far not implemented though it was presented to the government as far back as 1982. MPs Ram Bather Rakesh, Syed Shahabuddin, Ram Vilas Paswan, Chanderjit Yadav and others had demanded more than once in the Lok Sabha to implement these recommendations but the result has been zero. The Association has said if Sonia Gandhi includes the recommendations in its election manifesto, it will decrease minorities aloofness with Congress. The fax among others bears names of HR Hashmi, Azam Hamid, Muhammad Shamim Hashmi, Qazi Nasim Ahmad, Qari Alauddin, Maulana Rahi Qasmi and Maulana Wahidullah.
AMU College Journal Released
Grey Matter, the Co-Curricular Journal of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University, was released by the Vice-Chancellor Mr Naseem Ahmad at a function held in the Medical College on the 8th of Feb.2004. Addressing the audience, which comprised of a number of teachers and students, the Vice-Chancellor delved deep into the educative aspects of such creative pursuits. He stated that such activities should form a regular feature of the life of institutions. He congratulated the Principal, the teacher incharge and the editor on the publication of this marvelous issue. The Principal and Chief Medical Superintendent, Prof. M. Mobashir in his address exhorted the students to pay ample attention to these aspects of learning and take the reputation of the institution to new heights. The message of the editor, Md Tauheed Ahmad, who could not attend the function, was read out by the new editor, Sabahat Husain Zaidi. It is worth noting that the journal is being published after a gap of thirteen years and this revived special issue comprising 180 pages is replete with a number of interviews, opinion poll, surveys and other special features throwing light on the academic and co-curricular activities of the college.
RESTORATION OF AMU STUDENTS UNION
New Delhi: Expressing his concern over situations going out of control in academic institutions due to delay in restoration of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union, former union president ZK Faizan has asked the President of India to intervene in the matter. He also faxed a message to the university chancellor and education minister. He termed the demands of students, going on strike, constitutional, moral and democratic and impressed upon the Vice Chancellor to understand gravity of the problem and not to make it a matter of "ego". Meanwhile, another former union president, Dr Basir Ahmad has also asked the VC to restore the union and negotiate with students. He said that the students' protest was becoming stronger and it was a matter of concern for entire Muslims as AMU was an asset of the Muslim community. ¤
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