Urdu does not have to be associated with a religion but is the language of the whole nation. It breaks the boundaries of religion and is the language of all. It conveys the message of love. I want the same bond between Hindu and Muslim brothers so that social harmony can be maintained. These were the words of Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma as he greeted a gathering of shayars and literary figures in the Urdu Akademi auditorium on the eve of World Urdu Day.
The program was organized by the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Committee, Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Sharma said that special efforts are being made by the state government for the development of Urdu. He works on the agenda of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas so that all layers of society benefit without discrimination. He said that soon the work of digitizing all Urdu manuscripts will be done.
Urdu writers Dr Akhilesh Mishra (IAS), Ejaz Zaidi, Dr Naseem Nikhat, Zameer Ahmed Siddhaki, Akbar Ali, Sai Shakeel Rizvi, Dr Asmat Malihabadi, Dr Taki Ali Abdi, SN Lal were honored by the Chief Deputy Minister.
Chairman of the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Committee, Sayyed Athar Sagir Zaidi (Turj Zaidi), eminent specialist and critic in Urdu Sharib Rudaulvi, member of the Minorities Commission Sardar Parwinder Singh, IAS Akhilesh Mishra, Abbas Raza Nayyar, Sanjay Chaudhary, Tanvi Rizvi, Rumana Siddiqui, Asif Rizvi was present on the occasion.