UPA committed to promote Urdu: PM
New Delhi: Describing Urdu as a reflection of India'scomposite culture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 30 October said that the UPA Government was committed to its promotion.
"The UPA government's Common Minimum Programme is committed to do whatever needed to promote the language. It was the national responsibility", he said dismissing that Urdu was language of Muslim populace of Pakistan. Singh was speaking after launching the Siasat Urdu e-paper, world's first Urdu electronic paper at his residence. Lauding the contributions of Urdu journalism, he said that the language reflected India's composite culture. The Prime Minister said that the country was possessed with eternal values and so long as it was preserved, there was no threat to country's unity and integrity.
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