Thursday, March 1, 2012

Workshop on Manuscriptology Paleography

A three-week long workshop for Research Scholars of Urdu and Persian got underway at University of Jammu here today.

The workshop is being organised by the Department of Urdu, University of Jammu in collaboration with National Mission for Manuscripts on the theme "Manuscriptology and Paleography".

The inaugural function was held in Prof Gian Chand Jain seminar hall which was presided over by Dean Faculty of Arts, Prof Archana Kesar.

Director School Education, Gulzar Ahmed Qureshi, was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr Khawaja Ekram of JNU was the guest of honour.

Prof Shohab Inayat Malik in his welcome address stated that Manuscripts have a great relevance in Urdu as well as in Persian literature and hoped that the Research Scholars would be benefited by this workshop.

Speaking on the occasion the Director School Education, Gulzar Ahmed Qureshi said that Manuscripts are the written heritage of a country’s civilization and culture.

Prof. Archana Kesar said these were the only source to know the secrets of Indian civilization and culture and the most important link in the continuity of Indian civilization from ancient period to the modern times.

Dr Khwaja Ekram and the Internal Financial Advisor National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, R M Nawani, also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of the manuscripts.

HoD Urdu, Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Prof Sukhchain Singh, Dr Mohammad Reyaz, Dr Chaman Lal, Dr A R Manhas, Dr Farat Shamim besides students, scholars and faculty members of the various teaching departments of the university and citizens attended the function.

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