Hindi vital to know the Indian culture
New Delhi: Hindi is the language of vast majority of Indian population. To master Hindi is vital to know the Indian culture and to talk into its people, eminent journalist John Dayal observed while speaking after releasing the Hindi Rafeeque-e- Manzil, the organ of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO). Without knowing the cultural equations it is difficult to reach out to the society, he said.
It is imperative for any development-oriented publication to cover thoughts from all sections cutting across the boundaries of religion, caste or creed. He wished Rafeeque-e- Manzil could emerge as a meeting place for thoughts and visions of all sorts.
Dr SQR Ilyas, All India Muslim Personal Law Board spokesperson, said that it is indispensable to all communities including Muslims, Dalits, and other backward sections to come out of their cramped circle of interests and think of the nation in a broader spectrum. They will have to try hard towards the overall development of the nation. For decades these sections were just attempting to protect their own rights and safeguard interests, he observed. Every section of the society carries the capacity to develop by its own. Every section of the society has to contribute to the economic, political and foreign policy of the country.
It is unfortunate that since Independence greater part of the country’s resources, economy and media is controlled by a microscopic section of the society. This trend has to be
reversed by larger participation of the Dalits and backward classes in the nation building process, he said.
Syed Jalaluddin Umri, Asst. Ameer, Indian Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Malik Mohammad Faisal, president, SIO were present.
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