Organisations urge government to cooperate with university
: Some pro-Urdu organisations have urged the State government to cooperate with the Maulana Azad Urdu University in its efforts to set up a satellite centre in Bidar that comprises an Urdu-medium CBSE school, a polytechnic and a teachers training centre.
In a memorandum submitted to P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, on Tuesday, members of various organisations said the district administration should expedite the process of allotting land to the university and provide it with other facilities.
They said Bidar had a large population of Urdu-speaking people and the district lags behind other districts of the State on all indices of human development. However, some vested interests who want to deny educational opportunities to a large section of society want to create a controversy on this issue, the memorandum said.
Providing quality education to people in their mother tongue and making them equal partners in the process of nation building is the government’s Constitutional mandate, they said.
Further, no country can excel without creating equal opportunities for all sections of society, the memorandum added. Education is the most important tool for empowering the masses, and the government should therefore, go ahead and set up the Urdu university’s model school, polytechnic and teachers training centre, the petitioners said.
The petition was signed by Mohammad Asaduddin of the Mohammad Aleemuddin Foundation, Nissar Ahmed Kaleem of the Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu Hind, Mohammad Yusuf Raheem of Idara-e-Adab-e-Islami, Ameeruddin Ameer of Yaaran-e-Adab, Shafeeq Ahmed Kaleem of HAK Memorial Trust, Ruksana Nazneen of Bazm-e-Gaazalan, and Younus Siddiqui.