Hyderabad: Love is the essence of Indianness and Indian languages play a crucial role in the unity of the country. We admire languages, but unfortunately do not understand their message of love and unity, said Dr Indresh Kumar, a defence expert.
Addressing a seminar on the ‘Role of Languages in the Unity of Bharat’ recently conducted at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Dr Indresh Kumar said India has been a multilingual country where patriotism resolves all the differences.
Dr Indresh Kumar stressed on the importance of purity of mind and character and expressed the hope that students coming out from the MANUU would be the model of peace and development. In his address, MANUU vice-chancellor professor Syed Ainul Hasan recommended that Urdu was the language of instruction of MANUU and there was no dearth of saviours of the language in the country.
While tracing the origin of Urdu, he recalled that it was earlier called ‘Rekhta’ and it developed alongside Hindi as ‘Khadi Boli’. Professor Hasan also announced the establishment of the School of Foreign Languages at MANUU from next academic year.
University of Hyderabad vice chancellor, professor BJ Rao described ‘Bharat’ as a blessing for the universe. Languages should be used in preserving unity of the country and subservience to foreign languages should be avoided, he opined.
English and Foreign Languages University vice chancellor and UGC member professor E Suresh Kumar spoke about a mobile app developed by the EFLU which helps in English pronunciation through ‘Bharti’ style.
“We don’t need to imitate others, language doesn’t have owners, it only has users. Home language and school language should be the same”, he said. He advised students to master more languages.
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