Govt plans to teach Urdu in anganwadis

 The Karnataka government has rolled out a plan to improve schoolchildren’s Urdu language skills. It will help anganwadi children to learn Urdu, said Naseer Ahmed, the chairperson of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission.

Besides, the government is also planning to start the teaching of English and Kannada from Class I in Urdu-medium schools so that when students reach Class VIII, they become proficient in these languages, he said at Urdu Day organised by the Karnataka Urdu Academy here on Thursday. He called upon the minorities to submit proposals for welfare schemes so that the allocated funds get utilised before the Assembly elections next year.

Minister for Urban Development, Haj and Wakf R Roshan Baig stressed the need to teach children Urdu and encourage publications in the language. Khwaja Muhammad Ikramuddin, the former director of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, and Shaista Yusuf, the president of Mahfil-e-Nisa, were present on the occasion.

As part of the programme, a rally was taken out from Ambedkar Bhavan, Vasanthnagar, which passed through Russell Market square, Broadway Road, Queen’s Road, Millers Tank Road and Mahaveer Jain Hospital.

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