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Urdu is India's daughter, its fragrances needs to be spread across the world: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

New Delhi, Sept 18 (UNI) Calling Urdu as the 'daughter of India' which has been born and brought up here, , Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday said that its sweetness and fragrance should be spread all over the world like musk.
Speaking while chairing the review meeting of Urdu Language Promotion Council, where Vice-President of the Council Shahid Akhtar and Director Dr. Sheikh Akeel Ahmed were also present, Mr Nishank said that he will continue to provide all help for the development of Urdu language and added that "we will provide as much funds as are required for promotion of Urdu".
During the review meeting, he inquired about the ongoing programmes of the Council and expressed satisfaction over its actions.
While appreciating the works of the Council, he said that "the body is doing good work for the development of Urdu language" and added that "new schemes should be included in it."
Mr Nishank directed the officials of the Ministry to send the proposal of new schemes to the Council so that the development of this language could be accelerated.
He suggested conducting surprise inspections to bring transparency in the working of the centres of the council. He said that he himself can do surprise inspections.
Mr Akil Ahmed said that the council would translate Urdu books of Dara Shukoh into Persian.
Expressing happiness on this, Mr Nishank said that Dara Shukoh has written on the civilization and culture of the country. ''His work needs to be translated in languages ​​other than Urdu,''he said.
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