Thursday, August 17, 2006

Urdu to be taught in Himachal schools

Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS)


Urdu will be introduced as an optional subject in government schools in Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced this here while addressing a gathering of Urdu poets from India and Pakistan.

The schools where Urdu would be taught were being identified, he said. Singh said his government had been extending a warm welcome to Pakistani delegates visiting Himachal Pradesh from time to time.

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