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Secretary Education releases ‘Kayinat Kulhum halmas manz’

'Book release function was organized by Adbee Markaz Kamraz'


Srinagar, Feb 17 (KNS): Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah Saturday pinpointed that the people in Kashmir feel some sort of inferiority complex if their children talk in Kashmiri language and they rebuke them to speak in English language which has to a greater extent demeaned our mother tongue ‘Kashmiri’.
The Secretary Education, also Chief Guest was speaking in a book release function of book titled ‘Kayinat Kulhum halmas manz’ written by a poet and a teacher with Directorate of School Education, Kashmir Zahid Farooqi.
The function was presided over by Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar Syed Humayun Kaisar besides him the other guests who attended the event included Director School Education Dr G N Ittoo, Adbee Markaz Kamraz, President Farooq Rafiabadi and Vice President Abdul Ahad Hajni.
The book release function was organized by Adbee Markaz Kamraz in collaboration with Radio Kashmir Srinagar and Directorate of Information at Auditorium Hall of Directorate of Information in Srinagar.
Secretary Education while addressing the jam-packed audiences said that the charity begins from home and that people should first of all at home lay stress on talking to their children in Kashmiri language and this is the basic step to help restore the glory of our mother tongue.
He said the School Education Department is time and again trying its best to promote Kashmiri language at school level and would also try to introduce Kashmiri as subject at Higher Secondary level in future.
Shah on the occasion announced that the book release functions, Seminar and other events related to promotion of language will be allowed free of cost at DSEK auditorium which will be inaugurated next month.
Director School Education Dr G N Ittoo said that the DSEK will do its best to provide plat form to the poets for exchange of ideas and would help all the writers willing to get their books published to play their part in promoting Kashmiri language.
Zahid Farooqi, the author of the book ‘Kayinat Kulhum halmas manz’ said that he has his level best tried to express his thoughts and imaginations in this book and asked the audiences that the positive criticism is welcome and he would put such criticism into consideration in his next book.
Humayun Kaisar who presided over the function rued the lack of book reading culture in Kashmir and said that once the book is released nobody purchases it and added that even those who take it for free too do not read it.
He said lack of book reading has affected us a lot and one must go and go on reading books as it makes us intellectually strong and diversifies our vision. (KNS)