Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said the Centre must not force English on people,and should rather promote Urdu and other Indian languages. Kumar was speaking on the opening day of a two-day Urdu Literature festival that started here Saturday. This is the first time an exclusive Urdu literature fest is being organised in the state.
The CM,who opened the festival that will witness participation from Urdu litterateurs from across the state,said,Bihar has already given Urdu the status of second language. It will be nice if the Centre promotes Urdu and other Indian languages rather than forcing English on us.
The two-day fest,known as Jashn-E-Urdu,is being organised by the Urdu Rajbhasha department of the state government that has,of late,started giving grants to Urdu organisations to promote language and literature.