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American student wins scholarship to learn Urdu in Lucknow

Washington: An American student, Ugbaad Keynan from the department of International affairs at Eastern Michigan University who is curious about the political history of India and Pakistan, both countries are nuclear powers and have not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Urdu in India (Lucknow). He is scheduled to arrive in India next month i.e. June to study Urdu language for 8 weeks. A family in Lucknow has offered to play host to him during the period of his study. In addition to him there are some other scholarship holders also in other fields or subjects who too are graduates or PhD students. Keynan said that he chose Urdu because he is interested in this region (India & Pakistan) and hopes to meet other students and interact with them.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2013 on page no. 14

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