Prof Shakeel Samdani attends national seminar on Urdu novel
ALIGARH March 14: Professor Shakeel Samdani, Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University attended a national seminar as a Guest of Honour on ?Urdu novel in 21st century? held at the Rajasthan Urdu Academy.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Samdani said that a language cannot be associated with any religion and it becomes an asset for those who adopt it with open hearts.
Prof Samdani said that Urdu is completely a native language and it has its roots deeply grounded in the socio-cultural heritage of India. It deserves patronage from all sections of Indian society without any prejudice on any ground, he added.
Prof Samdani said that Urdu also helps people of other linguistic orientations to correct their pronunciation and develop a literary taste.
He said that the Rajasthan Urdu Academy has been instrumental in promoting Urdu language in the state and it has always extended support to fiction writers, poets and Urdu critics.
A book of Prof Sagheer Afrahim was also released on this occasion.
Noted Urdu writers Dr Ghazanfar, Prof Husain Raza Khan and Prof Ali Ahmad Fatimi are few among other scholars who attended the seminar.
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