JU introduces Gojri in PG courses-Gujjars express high hopes
jammu:-On cogent initiative of University of Jammu to introduce Gojri language in Postgraduate level courses under ‘Choice Based Credit System’ –the members of Gujjar Bakerwal tribes today express gratitude of University authorities for recognition of the third largest spoken language of the state in the University curriculum.
A delegation of community members led by noted Gujjar scholar Dr. Javaid Rahi , today met Prof. R D Sharma , Vice Chancellor , University of Jammu at committee room of University and expressed high hopes from university authorities with regard to promotion of Gojri language.
On the occasion Dr. Javaid Rahi stated that this is a historic moment for whole tribal community that Gojri got introduced in University of Jammu as subject.
“With the recognition of Gojri by University -a new horizon for its development in the field of research and documentations is opened from today, he said and added that though Gojri is very rich in terms of classic, modern and folk literature but it took 70years to enter into University Curriculum. He thanks Vice Chancellor JU RD Sharma for his intervention, initiatives and interest to introduced Gojri in JU.
Prof R D Sharma while interacting with delegation stated that he hold a long association with Gujjars right from his childhood. He said Gojri is one of the important language of the region and its interdiction in University was due in this institutions. He impressed upon students to opt for Gojri language .
Those who spoke on the occasion included Prof. Menakshi Kilam Registrar , Prof. Kedar Nath DEAN Languages and Head of Saniskrit Department, Dr. Kavita Suri, Director Lifelong Learning Department, Prof. Vijay Dev Singh , Inchrage Gojri Open Course, Noted Writers Ghulam Sarwar Chouhan, Arif Sajjad, Hussain Mohd Chowdhary , Rashid Shabnum, Ch Ishtiaq Ahmad Misbah, Khalida Jabeen Gorsi, Mehmood Riaz , Advocate Shafeeq Choudhary, Bilal Rashid Choudhary, Mudassar Choudhary, Ishfaq Shahzaib, Shahid Ayoob, Abaid ur-Rehman and others
As per University notification the Gojri language is introduced in MA courses in Lifelong Learning Deptt. Under supervision DEAN languages and initially 50 students have been enrolled in the course.
The participant also urged University authorities to start Gojri Research Centre in Poonch Camps of Jammu University form upcoming Academic session.