Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University today launched a major digital initiative on the eve of National Education Day as a befitting tribute to the first education minister of independent India & a leading light of freedom struggle Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Nation celebrates Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary tomorrow.
Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor while launching the initiative prepared by IMC vowed to maintain the national character of the National University by establishing contact with every hook & corner of the country. He appreciated the efforts of the Media Centre in popularizing the Urdu language through Digital Media among Urdu and Non-Urdu speakers.
The digital initiatives launched by the Instructional Media Centre (IMC) include an exclusive e-content platform in Urdu which is available to students free of cost; an audio-visual series titled Urdu Nama that promotes the rich cultural heritage of Urdu; Shaheen -e- Urdu series to promote young talent associated with Urdu language and culture; and an Educational News Bulletin dedicated to educational news from India and abroad.
The inauguration was followed by a well-attended press conference by the Vice-Chancellor wherein he answered several questions related to MANUU’s functioning and future plans. Replying to a question, Prof. Hasan said that the university is gradually coming back on track following country-wide disturbances in academic calendars due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to another question, the vice-chancellor said that it would be unjust to associate the Urdu language with any particular community.
Before the press conference, Director IMC Rizwan Ahmad presented a report on the IMC’s achievements and gave a brief audio-visual introduction of the digital initiatives.
Prof. SM Rahmatullah, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, Registrar also shared the dais with the vice-chancellor.
Md. Aamir Badar, Producer IMC, convened the programme and Omar Azmi, Producer IMC, proposed the vote of thanks. (INN)