Balkhees Bano, chairperson of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission, assured a delegation of the Belgaum Urdu Academy that she would request the State government to sanction land for establishing an Urdu Ghar in the city.
She was responding to a memorandum submitted by academy president N.R. Sayed, general secretary Samad Khanapuri, vice-president M.G. Maniyar, secretary Shakeel Mulla and joint secretary Javed Sholapuri.
Members of the Urdu-speaking community here have been seeking an Urdu Ghar in the city for more than a decade. However, after the one-year-old Urdu academy took up the matter with Deputy Commissioner N. Jayaram, the latter responded by allotting 40 guntas of land in the city and requested the Belagavi City Corporation to consider the matter.
Ms. Bano said she would take up the matter with the government for early allotment of the land and funds for the Urdu Ghar, to promote Urdu language and literature in this part of the State.
The Hindu, “‘Will request government to push for Urdu Ghar’,” in The Hindu, June 10, 2015. Accessed on June 12, 2015, at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/will-request-government-to-push-for-urdu-ghar/article7300403.ece
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