BANGALORE: Karnataka Urdu Academy and Urdu Reporters Forum, held a meeting to discuss the betterment and upgradation of Urdu Journalism in the state recently in the city.
Speaking at the inauguration, Syed Zameer Pasha, secretary of the Minorities Department, said, “The country is progressing because of diverse culture. The Muslim community is proud to be associated with Hindustan which has given prominence to many vernacular languages in general and Urdu in particular. Now, it is time we allow public private partnership (PPP) to develop the Urdu language, culture, its importance, historical value and maintenance”.
Abdul Khaliq, secretary of the Forum, said, “According to historical records, Urdu originated in Uttar Pradesh originally. Earlier, most of the Hindi films used to have titles in Urdu as well. Khwali and shayari in public meetings were the order of those days. The condition has changed now. Only a section of the media has kept the Urdu language alive.”
“It is unfortunate Urdu software is not yet fully processed. It is affecting the Urdu journalism. It is high time that corporate companies look at this medium as well,” he observed.