Free use of words makes Hindi and Urdu complimentary to each other
Chief Minister honours and gifts laptops to district toppers in Urdu of 2014 High School and Intermediate Exams
Chief Minister releases financial aid instalment of Rs 75 lakh to the Urdu Academy
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that Urdu as a language created unity and developed a unique bond in the society. Adding that it was always an endeavour of socialists to unite various strata of the society through languages. Saying that Urdu and Hindi were complimentary to each other since words of both languages were used freely by people, Mr Yadav said that only that language can develop which embraces words of other language and added that the state government has and will always strive to give adequate respect to all languages. He also said that the government will extend its full support to ensure that Urdu is treated at par with other languages. The Chief Minister also released the first instalment of Rs 75 lakhs of the Rs 1.50 Crore financial assistance for the Urdu Academy.
The chief minister was expressing his views as chief guest at a function held at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan to felicitate and honour toppers from various districts in Urdu subject in the 2014 High School and Intermediate examinations. He gave away rewards and certificates to the meritorious students and also gave them laptops. Adding that the world was changing fast due to introduction of new age technology, Mr Yadav said in such times language was of great help in conserving one’s culture. The chief minister also said that when the Samajwadi government was formed in the state two-and-a-half years, all honours and awards meant for different languages were lying defunct. The state government not only revived them in languages like Sanskrit, Urdu and Hindi but was now also honouring eminent persons in these languages.
In this line only, eminent Urdu language exponents were honoured udner the aegis of the Urdu Academy. Referring to various public welfare schemes like the Kanya Vidyadhan scheme, free laptop for students, unemployment allowance and financial assistance to people from downtrodden, weaker and minority sections for higher education, Mr Akhilesh Yadav said Samajwadi government was a votary of comprehensive development and was doing a lot in this direction. A yawning digital divide had been bridged by the distribution of free laptops, the Chief Minister pointed out and said that not only this, the laptops were also crucial tools in hands of youngsters to chose their future and which way they can usher in prosperity in their lives.
He also informed the gathering how work on the first stage of Lucknow Metro Rail had begun today and said that this facility will enable residents of the state capital to have world class transport at their disposal. The chief minister also said that similarly, work was underway to better state roads, lay new ones and construct bridges to ensure better and smooth traffic. A case in point, he said, was the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on which work was on.
The programme was chaired by Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Mohd. Azam Khan who said that the state government was doing a lot to promote and respect the urdu language. The function was also addressed by Secondary Education Minister Mr. Mehboob Ali, Chairman of the Urdu Academy Dr Nawaaz Deobandi and acting chairman of the UP Hindi Sansthan Mr Uday Pratap Singh.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Minister of State for Minority Welfare Mr. Chitranjan Swaroop, Principal Secretary Languages and Labour Mr. Shailesh Krishna and many officials, dignitaries, Urdu teachers and students. 205 meritorious students were honoured by the Urdu Academy in the fucntion.