Urdu needs to be preserved and promoted through modern techniques so that it can compete on a global forum.
This was said by speakers at a two-day international Urdu seminar titled “Teaching Urdu at Universities: New Dimensions and Methodologies” that started at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Organised by NUML’s Urdu Language Department in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), the seminar was attended by more than 40 scholars from India, Iran and Pakistan. Prominent Urdu scholar Dr Rasheed Amjad stressed the need for training teachers and promoting literary interests using new techniques.
NUML Rector Professor Dr Aziz Ahmad Khan said Urdu scholars should do more research for finding fresh perspectives on classical Urdu literature. Four sessions of the seminar were held on Tuesday and the fifth session was held on Wednesday.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2011.