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NUML organises conference on mother tongue

By APP
February 21, 2024

Islamabad: One-day national conference on ‘Multilingual and Cultural Implications of Mother-Tongue in context of Globalization’ was organised by the Department of Urdu Language & Literature of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday.

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) building can be seen. — Facebook/NUML
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) building can be seen. — Facebook/NUML 

NUML Rector Major General (r) Shahid Mahmood Kayani presided over the session while Dean faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities AIOU Professor Dr. Abdul Aziz Sahir was the chief guest and Dr. Arshid Mahmood Nashaad Associate Professor AIOU was the keynote speaker of the inaugural session. Deans, directors, heads of departments, guests, faculty members and a large number of students also attended the session.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abdul Aziz said that the ruling elite decides the language of the region. Today, in the era of globalisation, the international establishment wants us to think that our languages are being vanished. He was of the view that language cannot be eliminated if it is deeply rooted and linked with the culture & civilization of that region.

Dr Sahir further said that the power corridor decides the language of the people and he quoted the example of the Persian language before the east India Company. Dr. Arshid Mahmood in his address said that there are 70 languages, being spoken in this country, adding it seems that global world has started a campaign to eliminate our beautiful languages. Every language faces the process of evolution hence, we should promote our all-regional languages and Urdu as well.