Would-be Urdu teachers can't write...
Milli Gazette Online
Kanpur: The list of Urdu teachers for BTC training is indeed surprising. The list for Kanpur villages contains 54 percent names of Hindus who no longer learn Urdu. The first six names in the list are of Hindus and among the first 20 names, only seven are Muslims. In the list of Kanpur city, however, Hindus are 8.47 percent. In the list of teachers for counselling there are many who cannot even write their names properly.
If the list of candidates for 2-year BTC Urdu Special Training is approved, children probably will never learn even the abc of Urdu because of the peculiar method of selection process. People who were assigned with the task of preparing the list were themselves not conversant with the categorisation of the Urdu examinations which are considered equal to UP Board or University examinations. The result was that when this list was released, many organisations raised strong objections. Now they plan to meet chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. Some of them are also thinking of going to court for redressal of their grievances on the basis of a letter issued by State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) director, Ms Achla Khanna, laying down the process of selection and the list prepared in accordance with this directive.
The list issued by Kanpur village principal, Ms Kamla Singh Chauhan contains 84 names, in which there are 39 Muslim candidates. The rest are non-Muslims who constitute almost 54 percent. However, in the Kanpur city list, of the 493 candidates, 456 are Muslims.
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