Congress MLC & Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir today urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to initiate immediate steps for promotion and implementation of Urdu language, which was made united Andhra Pradesh State’s second official language in nine districts in Telangana region except Khammam.
In a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday, Mohammed Ali Shabbir complained that the State was lagging behind in the implementation and promotion of Urdu language and the TRS government was neglecting Urdu education after the separate State was formed. He also urged the Chief Minister to appoint Urdu Knowing persons in the CM’s Peshi and DPRO Offices. The Urdu academy was only organizing poetry fest and not taking any activities in the promotion of Urdu language.
Mohammed Ali Shabbir also stressed the need for utilizing services of Urdu Academy. He said 43 computer centers and 23 Urdu libraries run by the Urdu Academy remained closed since two years and no payments were made for salaries to staff and house rents regularly. He pointed out that Andhra Pradesh has modernized the centers and enhanced salaries to staff and they are likely to start a new batch from June 2.
He also demanded that the government introduce Urdu as second language in all the government schools and declare Urdu as second language in all the Districts as promised by Chief Minister in the Council earlier. (NSS)