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BGSBU starts PG Persian prog 

VC Prof Akbar delivers maiden lecture 

Post by RK News on Thursday, November 24, 2022

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Srinagar, Nov 23: Vice Chancellor, BGSB University Prof Akbar Masood delivered a maiden lecture in the newly established Postgraduate Programme in Persian at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University on Wednesday.    
It was a long-cherished dream of students of the Peer Panjaal region and that of the civil society, to have a Postgraduate course in Persian in the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, said Prof Akbar. He termed the occasion as historic as BGSBU has become the 2nd University in the UT of J&K and 1st in the Jammu region to start a Postgraduate programme in Persian. 
Prof Akbar expressed hope that with this beginning, the programme will flourish and achieve the goals in the future for which it is being established and would play a pivotal role in the revival, growth, and development of the Persian language and literature. He said the Persian language has a rich heritage in India and it needs to be promoted and preserved. 
BGSBU VC said that the evidence of Persian's historical influence can be seen in the extent of its influence on the languages and architecture of the Indian subcontinent. He said that Persian exerted a strong influence on Urdu and other Indian languages. Prof. Akbar advised the faculty and the students of Persian to work with full zeal and zest to make the department of Persian at BGSBU a center for excellence in academics and research.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Iqbal Parwez, Dean Academic Affairs thanked the Vice Chancellor for a historic step in establishing the Postgraduate Programme in Persian. “This beginning at BGSBU will go a long way in the promotion of the Persian language and literature across the length and breadth of the country. Dr. Shams Kamal Anjum, Associate Dean, of School of Islamic Studies and Languages delivered the welcome address.

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