By : Mehnaz Shaffiq
Karachi University,Department Of Mass Communication organized a seminar titled “Zaban e Pur malal ya Zaban par malal” on Tuesday 26 november .the purpose of the seminar was to give awareness about the language and importance of language in Mass Media.
The Chief guest of the event was Mr Satya Paal Annand from India.Other speakers were Dr Tahir Masood,Maam Fatima Hassan,Sir Mehmood Ghaznavi, Ahmed Sabzwari,Nazeer Laghari,Najia Ashar,Sadaf Sahiba,Abid Ali Umang,Dr Shakeel and many others.The event was held at Arts Auditorium,university of Karachi.
Speakers raised awareness about language that it’s a heritage for us and its our responsibility to protect our language.Famous anchor Najia Ashar told the reason that for just rating purpose the media is ignoring the language.there is no proper way to control pronunciation of the words,for this reason media is spreading false language in society.Now there is no training session for new journalists that’s why they suffered from this complex situation.
Former MNA Abid Ali umang presented a motivated speech in which he quoted some part of the poem “urdu hai mera naam” which boosted the moral of audience.
In this prestigious occasion Ahmed Sabzwari aged 102 shared his experiences about Urdu language.the audience gave him a standing ovation.
All of the speakers appreciated the students and the people who attended the conference for the cause and love to their language.They hoped that the new generation realized the importance of language.They will protect their language and will work for the cause of national language.In the end certificates were distributed among participants of the event.
Event was sponsored by Habib Bank Limited,Jang group,Pray for Peace,AIMS and The Percipience . The event got media coverage from different channels.