Jammu, February 23: Soon after the Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Professor Reyaz Punjabi constituted a nine member Urdu Committee to access the present Status of Urdu in Jammu and Kashmir, the Co-convener of the state level Urdu committee Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik in consultation with convener of the committee Prof. Nazir Ahmed Malik today constituted provincial Sub-Committee for Jammu province.
The newly Constituted Sub-Committee comprising of Mr Balraj Bakshi of district Udhampur as convener, other members of the Provincial Sub-Committee are Bashir Bhaderwahi from district Doda, Dr Tariq Tamkeen from district Kishtwar, Dr Chaman Lal from district Ramban, Miss Mumtaz Kouser from district Reasi, Sajjad Poonchi from district Poonch, Dr Abdul Rashid Manhas from district Rajouri, Dr Mohd Farooq from district Kathua and Mr Sham Talib from district Jammu as members.
The Provincial Sub-Committee has been asked to submit detailed status report of Urdu language in Jammu Province to main committee with in the period of two months.
It is pertinent to mention here that that both Jammu and Kashmir University has jointly constituted State level Urdu committee with Prof. N A Malik as convener and Prof. Shohab Malik as Co-convener. The other members committee were Professor Hamadi Kashmiri former Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Muhammad Yousaf Tang a renowned writer and sitting MLC , S.I.H Qazmi former chief conservator forest. Zaffer Iqbal Manhas Secretary Cultural Academy, Sham Sunder Anand Lehah a Supreme Court Lawyer , Dr. Nazir Azad a reputed poet of the state and Priti Pal Singh a reputed poet of the state.
Meanwhile Convener Prof. Nazir Ahmad Malik and Co-Convener Professor Shohab Inayat Malik of the state level Urdu Committee has nominated Mr Arif Haleem Khateeb as Publicity Secretary of the Committee.
The Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Prof. Reyaz Punjabi has asked the main committee to submit a detail report to Vice Chancellor University of Jammu Prof. Varun Sahni and Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof Reyaz Punjabi regarding the present status of Urdu language within three months.
According to Co-Convener Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, the state Level Urdu Committee has already started their work and Provincial Level Committee of the Jammu Province has been constituted which will submit a detailed report to the main Committee within two months. "Urdu which happen to be the official language of the state and is being neglected by the successive state government, After receiving the report from the Provincial level Committees of both Jammu and Kashmir region, the main committee will submit a detailed report to both the Vice Chancellor’s and finally that report would be submitted to state government with certain recommendations to improve the status of Urdu Language in Jammu and Kashmir," Informed Professor Shohab Malik.