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 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 national character of the national University by establishing contact with every hook & corner of the country. He appreciated the efforts of Media Centre in popularizing Urdu language through Digital Media among Urdu and Non-Urdu speakers.
The digital initiatives launched by the 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 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 Urdu language with any particular community.
Before the press conference, the Director IMC, Mr. 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.
Mr. Md. Aamir Badar, Producer IMC, convened the programme and Mr. Omar Azmi, Producer IMC, proposed the vote of thanks.