Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is striving hard to facilitate the entry of Madarsa pass outs into various streams of modern education. As part of this effort, University has launched Bridge Courses two years ago. However, the response from the Madarsa pass outs is lukewarm. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, while delivering presidential address today in the inaugural of two day National Seminar The Contribution of Madarsas in Promotion of Indian Culture, Civilization, Science & Arts (With Reference to Persian, Arabic and Urdu Literature)” shared these views.
He asked the students of the Madarsas to avail this unique opportunity to fulfil their dreams of pursuing modern education. The Madarsa pass outs are eligible to join the undergraduate or post graduate courses directly in Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Islamic Studies Departments. MANUU, in an attempt to implement its mandate of reaching the unreached has introduced one year Bridge courses with a personal push from the Vice-Chancellor. These courses will facilitate the students to join B.Sc., B.Com., B.A. (Economic) or Polytechnic courses. He asked the audience, mainly consisting of Madarsa pass outs & administrators to equip themselves with the latest knowledge to face the contemporary challenges. Madarsas has played an important role in nurturing the Urdu language, he admitted.
Department of Persian, MANUU is organizing the seminar in collaboration with National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), New Delhi.
Earlier, Prof. Hasan Abbas, Director, Raza Library, Rampur in his keynote address claimed that Madarsas in India have helped in preserving the legacy, literature and culture.
Noted Scholar, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani in his address said that Urdu literature has grown up under the shadow of “Ulema” (Religious Scholars). The value of Arabic translation work carried out in India is no less than the Arab world itself, he asserted. Madarsas have burnt midnight oil to ensure the survival of Urdu language, he added. The literature work rendered by the scholars with Madarsa background, represents sweetness of Persian, grandeur of Arabic and combination of Islamic teachings. He expressed the need to link the Urdu language with Science enabling its readers to catch up with the rest.
Dr. Rizwana Zareen, Principal, Jamiatul Muminath, Hyderabad, Mr. Raheemuddin Ansari, Chairman, Telangana Urdu Academy, Hujatul Islam Dr. Syed Nisar Hussain, Member of Telangana Waqf Board also addressed. Dr. M. Rizwan, Director Seminar welcomed the gathering. Prof. Shahid Naukhez, Head, Department conducted the proceedings and Dr. Junaid Ahmed, coordinator proposed vote of thanks.