Srinagar Jun 20: Adbee Markaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir has hailed the decision of the government to introduce the Kashmiri language in 9th and 10thclasses as a compulsory subject from the coming academic session.
In a statement issued to KNS, the AMK spokesman said “we welcome the decision of the government to introduce three regional languages Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi in 9th and 10th classes”. “This way our long pending demand has been met and this will complete the gap that was existing in the school curriculum since from Class 11 it is already introduced as an elective subject” the spokesman said adding “Kashmiri is the symbol of our identity and we are incomplete without Kashmiri as a language as part of our upbringing in the schools”. Though the decision took a long time after the government constituted a committee in 2013 it is better late than never.
AMK executive in a meeting held here today passed a resolution in which the decision was hailed. Chaired by president Dr Shujaat Bukhari the meeting passed a resolution and put on record appreciation for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Education Minister Syed M Altaf Bukhari and Secretary Education Farooq Ahmed Shah for taking keen interest in seeing the proposal through. “Had they not shown keen interest this historic day would not come” the resolution said.
AMK demanded that now the steps need to be taken to effectively teach the language in these classes in Kashmiri division and from beginning in the Kashmiri speaking areas of Jammu division.
AMK has been in forefront in striving for the introduction of the language in schools and with today’s order the process has culminated. (KNS)