MANUU Honors Five Hyderabadis as ‘Sitara-e-Urdu’

Hyderabad, Sept.5 (Maxim News): Urdu lovers still exist and MANUU will bring them to its platform to honor them, said Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) while honoring five eminent personalities from Hyderabad as “Sitara-e-Urdu” (Doyens of Urdu).

The university presented Mrs. Lakshmi Devi Raj, Dr. Syed Jafar Amir Rizvi, Mr. Shahid Husain Zuberi, Dr. Oudesh Rani Bawa, and Mr. Mazhar uz Zaman Khan with a shawl, memento, and flower pot for their contribution towards Urdu language, literature, and culture here on Monday.

The ‘Sitara-e-Urdu’ program was organized by the Centre for Urdu Culture Studies, MANUU on the occasion of Teacher’s Day at the CPDUMT auditorium.

The Vice-Chancellor assured that this caravan of Urdu will continue. He urged retired teachers of MANUU to be always in touch with the University.

Mrs. Lakshmi Devi Raj in her address considered Urdu as a sweet, beautiful, and sacred language, and encouraged the young generation to learn Urdu. Dr. Syed Jafar Amir Rizvi wondered why there was no noble prize for the Urdu language. Mazhar uz Zaman Khan and Shahid Husain Zuberi thanked MANUU for recognizing their services to Urdu. Dr. Oudesh Rani Bawa also highlighted teaching Urdu at the school level.

Prof. Shugufta Shaheen, Chairperson, Sitara-e-Urdu committee & Head, Department of English delivered the welcome address. Dr. Bi Bi Raza Khatoon, Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu gave a brief introduction to recipients of the ‘Sitara-e-Urdu’ honor. Dr. Ahmad Khan, Director, CUCS & Convenor program proposed a vote of thanks. (Maxim News)

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