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Governor Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan exhorts MANUU students to be creative National Seminar on Pt. Harichand Akhtar concludes

Hyderabad: Nobody is born with extraordinary qualities, every person has the capacity to excel. University students must strive hard to horn their creative skills as the world is continuously moving ahead.

Hon’ble Governor Kerala, Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan expressed these views today at the valedictory session of the two-day national seminar “Pandit Hari Chand Akhtar, in the Mirror of Urdu Poetry and Journalism” at DDE Auditorium, MANUU Campus.

The seminar was organized by Maulana Azad National Urdu University in collaboration with IDEA Communication and Majlis Fakhre Bahrain for Promotion of Urdu. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, MANUU presided over the valedictory.

Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan agreed to the view expressed by Dr. Aslam Parvaiz that Urdu is a language of love. However, while giving a word of caution he said that we need to identify the forces using this sweet language to spread hatred. Referring extensively from the holy Quran and Sanskrit Ashloks he emphasized that evil cannot be the answer to any evil.

Paying tribute to Pt. Harichand Akhtar, he described poetry as the best usage of best words. Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan also paid rich tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The Urdu University is named after this legendary personality.

He also admitted the role of film music in popularizing the Urdu and Hindi languages. In kerala, after assuming the office of Governor only recently, he had been invited twice by Mohd. Rafi foundation in 2 different cities of this southern state.

Earlier, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz congratulated the organizers of the seminar, IDEA Communication and Majlis Fakhre Bahrain for Promotion of Urdu for choosing Pt. Harichand Akhtar as a theme of the seminar. He said the canvas of Urdu needs personalities like Pt. Harichand to give it a different shade. We need unifying factors, Urdu is the language which started the process of unification in this country, he remarked.

Earlier, 3 eminent personalities, Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor, Siasat daily, Hyderabad, Mr. Kareem Irfan, Iqra Society and Prof. A. Arvinda Kishan, Former VC, Mahatma Gandhi Antarashtriya Hindi University were felicitated by the Governor for their outstanding contributions in respective fields.

Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Sabrhadi, Founder, Majlis Fakhre Bahrain delivered the welcome address. Mr. Asif Azmi, Director, IDEA Communications conducted the proceedings. And Mr. Anis Azmi, Chief Consultant, Centre for Urdu Culture Studies, MANUU proposed vote of thanks.

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