Mirwaiz welcomes introduction of Kashmiri language as compulsory subject
Srinagar: Hurriyat conference (G) chairman and patron of Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that welcomed introducing of Kashmiri language in schools as compulsory subject, saying that the education sector must be appreciated for the move.
Mirwaiz was addressing a gathering at Seerat Conference, which was organized by Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam at its auditorium at Islamia Higher Secondary School Rajouri Kadal in connection with the ongoing sacred month of Rabi-ul Awal.
Speaking at the gathering comprising students, parents, teachers and academicians, Mirwaiz termed the life of beloved Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) as complete guidance for humanity for all times.
He said most issues and problems presently confronting the Muslim Ummah in general and the people of Kashmir in particular, can be resolved if people follow the foot-steps of the great Prophet (SAW) in true letter and spirit.
Mirwaiz said, “Prophet Mohammad (SAW) is a blessing for all humankind and his life and teachings a way to peace and salvation for all.”
He urged the gathering to make their bond with the great Prophet (SAW) stronger, if they want to succeed in this world and hereafter.
Speaking to the gathering, Mirwaiz stressed upon parents and teachers to play their important role in safeguarding our mother tongue—Kashmiri language and speak and teach it to children in order to preserve it, as every nation is known by known by its traditions and mother tongue.
“It was scientifically proven that children proficient in their mother tongue develop better ability to learn and gain knowledge as grownups but unfortunately people in Kashmir instead of speaking in their own language prefer to speak to them in other languages,” he said.
Mirwaiz said those in the education sector should be appreciated for introducing Kashmiri language in school as a compulsory subject. “It is a welcome move,” he said.
“Prophet (SAW) and his companions preferred to earn their livelihood through skilled labour as that is considered the best means of earning and most halal. In Kashmir great sufi saints brought with them crafts and various skills to the people for their economic stability, so that people here would economically prosper and be independent , but sadly we are fast loosing these skills as the next generation is keen to pursue it and are more interested in jobs,” he said.
Addressing the youth, Mirwaiz said that “our economy would prosper if we understand and appreciate the dignity of labour and associate with our crafts and skill oriented professions rather than only pursuing government jobs.”
In the Seerat seminar, dozens of students of various private schools participated and presented their paper on the life of Prophet (SAW).
The first position was bagged by Kameel Muzaffar of Burn Hall School Srinagar, second position by Sheikh Urooj Iqbal of Green Valley Educational Higher Secondary School and third position by Muhammad Owais of Islamia Higher Secondary School Rajouri Kadal. Mirwaiz distributed cash rewards and certificates to the winners on the occasion.
Dr G M Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Kakroo, and Ghulam Mohiudin performed the duties of jury on the occasion while as the seminar was moderated by Moulana M S Rehman Shams.
On the occasion, special Rabi-ul Awal issue of the Anjuman’s magazine was also released.