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Bihar Urdu Academy active in promoting Urdu

Darbhanga: Bihar Urdu Acaddmy, Patna has started a programme ‘Academy Aap tak’ under which the Academy authorities visit different districts and honour senior and veteran poets and authors of each district who are in the twilight of their life, with Academy awards, instead of inviting them to Patna to honour them. One such programme was held at Darbhanga’s Millat College on Sunday 13 December when three senior  poets Owais Ahmad DauraaN, Dr. Abdul Mannan Tarzi and Zaki Ahmad were honoured with awards for their valuable contribution to Urdu literature. The awards given to these three senior poets consisted of a memento, complimentary certificate, shawl and cheque of Rs. 21000 to each. Speakng on this occasion Mithila University’s Pro Vice Chancellor, Syed Mumtazuddin who presided over this function, said in his presidential address that Bihar Urdu Academy is the most active and dynamic among all Urdu academies of the country in working for the promotion of Urdu language and literature. He also praised the literary works of the three poets and said that Bihar Urdu Academy’s ‘Academy Aap tak’ scheme is a good initiative and praiseworthy and is worth emulating by other Academies of the country. Bihar Urdu Academy’s secretary, Mushtaq Ahmad Noori, who initiated this scheme said that first such a programme was held in Gaya and in Darbhanga this is the second programme in which old and senior men of letters were honoured with awards at or near their homes and our plan is to hold such programmes in all districts of Bihar. Many other speakers also spoke in this programme but they expressed their views on literary aspects of different poets and authors which are of interest only to men of letters and literary critics.

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 January 2016 on page no. 15

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