MANUU's digital calendar highlights Urdu poetry's role in Indian freedom struggle

The Maulana Azad national Urdu University (MANUU), while continuing the tradition to popularise Urdu through new year calendar, on Tuesday launched digital calendar 2021 titled 'Indian Freedom Struggle and Urdu Poetry' in a programme held at IMC preview Theatre here. The Instructional Media Centre of MANUU has designed the calendar which displays the masterpieces of poetry by Begum Hazrat Mahal, Mohammad Hussain Azad, Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali, Pandit Datatriya Kaifi, Dr. Mohd. Iqbal, Brij Narayan Chakbast, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Bismil Azimabadi, Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Pandit Gulzar Dahalvi and Zubair Razvi in Urdu and Roman script along their beautifully design sketches. 

Prof. S M Rahmatullah, vice chancellor (in charge) of MANUU, said that this calendar is the best of all the calendars he has seen till date. The efforts of Urdu poets and writers played crucial role in the freedom struggle. He said that in public administration, under public relations theory, better communication is of prime importance and it also ensures the success for the administration.

While attending the function, Prof. Siddiqui Mohammed Mahmood, Registrar (in charge) said that the theme of the calendar is very important. Referring to famous poet Dr. Iqbal in particular, he said that the poet of the East had written the patriotic song Sare Jahan Se Acha, which is an important link to express patriotism. "We have to make every passing moment important through better work," he emphasised.

Mr. Abid Abdul Wasay, Public Relations Officer, MANUU, informed that university started printing theme based calendars since 2015. The previous themes,  mainly focusing the Urdu literature and culture, include 'imprints of Urdu' (2020), ‘Notable Libraries in India with Impressive Collection in Urdu’ (2019),  ‘Premier Cradles of Knowledge in Urdu’ (2018),  ‘Sterling Journey of Urdu Journalism in India’ (2017), ‘Scientists who changed the world’ (2016), ‘Different forms of Urdu Calligraphy’ (2015). 


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