Quetta – Promotion of languages and literature is inevitable for the development of any nation said Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, on Monday.
Addressing a the three day-long international Pashto seminar at a local hotel, Chief Minister said that language is a blessing, thus youth should read, write and work hard for the promotion of their languages.
“Promotion of language and literature is very important for the development of any nation, and in this 21st century languages and nations could not die as now nobody wants to become Red Indian,” Mr. Baloch said.
Huge number of Pashto poets, writers and literary persons attend the seminar.
Seminar was attended by a large number of national and international Pashto poets, writers and literary persons and large number of people turned up to attend seminar.
Chief Minister said that incumbent government is particularly focusing and taking concrete steps for the welfare of artists who were badly ignored by previous governments.
He said that government increased the annual funds of Balochi, Brahvi and Pashto academies so that the languages of Balochistan could thrive. He said that more funds should have been utilized upon literature, education and languages by representatives of the people but unfortunately they were spending amount on roads and sewerage drains. “Besides other sectors the promotion of languages and literature is very important,” he added.
Balochistan government has increased the annual funds of Balochi, Brahvi and Pashto academies – CM.
Chief Minister said that besides languages, literature should also be taught in schools, adding that literature reduces hatred and promotes cohesion among the masses. “If local languages are not promoted than it would be considered incapability of government,” he remarked.
Literature reduces hatred and promotes cohesion among the masses – CM.
Chief Minister also announced Rs. 2 million for the organizers, as a token of appreciation, for organizing such a huge international conference.
Published in The Balochistan Point on September 14, 2015