, Peerzada Sayed was speaking on the occasion of inauguration of a 2-day seminar on Kashmiri literature, organized by
Congratulating the organizers for holding such an informative event, the Minister hoped that the seminar will help in the promotion of Kashmiri language in a big way.
Peerzada said acquaintance of young generations with their respective regional languages is a must as without the basic knowledge of mother tongue the overall development of children is hampered. He said a language is a repository of cultural ethos, social values and traditions of a specific area which ensures a dignified identity to an individual.
He said that the department has been asked to train the teachers in specific subjects to make the education more logical and result-oriented. He said any drawback in this regard would be looked into so that people’s expectations could be met. He said Government is committed to promote all regional dialects of the State and sought active cooperation of prominent literary personalities in this regard.
Prof. Ayaz Rasool Nazir presented a detailed paper on Kashmiri literature, tracing it from Lal Ded, Nundrishi to present day writers.
Among others, present were Secretary JKAAL, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Convener Kashmir Language Sahitya Academy Aziz Hajni, Deputy Secretary Sahitya Academy Mrs. Renu Bhan, Director Doordarshan Jammu, Director Radio Kashmir Jammu, prominent Kashmir and Dogri writers and other dignitaries