In an effort to promote Urdu, the Delhi Government has decided to increase the number of Urdu Certificate Course Centres from eight to 50. Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Art, Culture and Languages Manish Sisodia announced the decision during a meeting of the Governing Council of Urdu Academy.
“To promote the language and take it to people interested in the language, the Delhi government has decided to increase the Urdu Certificate Course Centre from eight to 50 in different parts of the city," said the government in a statement, reports Times of India.
The statement added that “we have to take Urdu to more people. Why should Urdu centres be limited to certain areas?” It argued that if a centre is available in Okhla, one should also be available in Greater Kailash.
It said that by learning Urdu not only will people enrich academic discourse but would also challenge fake news by providing historical evidence.
Various issues relating to the Academy’s functioning were also discussed in the meeting.
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