Scholars discuss decline of Kashmiri language at cultural seminar in Budgam
Update: May 24, 2022 6:34 a.m. STI
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]May 24 (ANI): JK People’s Justice Front (JKPJF) recently held a cultural seminar titled “Causes of Decline of Kashmiri Language in Khag in Budgam.
The program was attended by a large number of people, especially young people from different backgrounds, including scholars and Kashmiri language experts.
The main guest of the event was Bindiya Raina Tikko, a prominent Kashmiri and English poet.
Apart from scholars and writers, some cultural personalities were also present in the event, a live musical performance by a star singer of Kashmiri Ishfaq Kawa was also part of this cultural seminar.
Speakers at the event highlighted the importance of the Kashmiri language, the mother tongue of the Kashmiri people which transcends religious divides.
JKPJF President, Agha Syed Abbas Rizvi, while addressing the gathering, highlighted various causes for the decline of the Kashmiri language. He said: “A particular ideology induced by foreign hands in Kashmir is the main cause of degradation of the Kashmiri language. Deliberating on this statement, he said that the Salafist ideology which has been forcibly exported by our neighbors is the primary cause of decline.
Rizvi said that the advent of Gun culture in Kashmir forced many prominent writers from the Pandit community to flee Kashmir is another cause of its decline which has also spread in the field of art and culture. culture.
He also pointed out how before 1989 there was unity and brotherhood between different communities and how Pakistani stooges vandalized this culture.
A prominent social media influencer, Munir Dar, pointed out that the progress of every society and nation lies in the richness of its language, art and culture and if we want to flourish, we must save our mother tongue. He pointed out that the current era is an era of social media and we will explore it to deepen and strengthen our Kashmiri language.
Chief Guest Bindiya Raina Tikko while addressing the gathering said she felt privileged when she learned about this event and flew from Delhi to participate in this event solely to render his services not only to preserve the Kashmiri language but also for its continuation. promotion. She pointed out that Kashmir is among the scheduled languages, so the need of the hour is to make Kashmir language a compulsory subject at primary and secondary levels of school education to preserve and promote it. She urged the UT government to take the necessary steps in this regard.
Sajad Maqbool, research officer at Kashmiri Academy insisted on holding more such events to uplift the decaying Kashmiri language.
This cultural seminar also featured part of a Kashmiri language quiz competition, in which students from various local schools participated with great enthusiasm. The winners of this competition received a cash prize from the guest of honour.
The event ended with a musical performance by star Kashmiri Singer Ishfaq Kawa which entertained the audience and was highly appreciated by the gathering. (ANI)