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MANUU campus in Srinagar

MANUU campus in Srinagar
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The foundation stone laying ceremony of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Srinagar Satellite Campus was held recently at Budgam. Chief Minister...

The foundation stone laying ceremony of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Srinagar Satellite Campus was held recently at Budgam. Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah, Union Ministers Dr Pallam Raju and Farooq Abdullah and other state ministers and prominent politicians attended the ceremony. Omar Abdullah in his speech said students belonging to every religion should study in the varsity.

"Language has no religion", he remarked. Governor N N Vohra reads his important speeches in Urdu Language, Even, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh reads his speeches in Urdu," he said. "We should not link languages with the religion. Our mindset that if somebody speaks Hindi that means he is Hindu and if somebody speaks Urdu he is a Muslim should change." He said he would enroll himself in MANUU to learn Urdu Language in its true sense. Speaking on the occasion, Union HRD Minister Dr Pallam Raju said setting up of engineering colleges in Jammu & Kashmir was need of the hour.

"MANUU is covering 1.5 lakh students through distance education mode. The focus has to be on skill development courses." Raju said. He said 300 polytechnic colleges are in the pipeline for J & K. "We will also modernise the existing polytechnic colleges here. We also want to build quality skill centers across J & K," he said. Prof. Mohammad Miyan said, there is no better place for establishing MANUU Satellite Campus than Kashmir as Urdu is the official language of the state.

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