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PU Library organizes Pak-Japan Literary Dialog
PU Library organizes Pak-Japan Literary Dialog

LAHORE: (Wednesday, September 14, 2022): Punjab University Library in collaboration with Institute of Urdu Language and Literature, Oriental College has organized a Pak-Japan literary dialog and Urdu poetry session. Renowned scholar Amjad Islam Amjad, Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani, Prof Dr Muhammad Kamran, Prof Dr Zia ul Hassan and Mustaq Ahmed were representing PU while Marghoob Hussain Tahir, So Yamane Yasir and Miyamoto Takashi were representing the Osaka University, Japan. A number of faculty members and students also attended the event. In his address, Dr Marghoob shared his views on the development and education of Urdu Language and Literature in Japan. While sharing his personal experiences, he said that as a nation, Japanese give special importance to their mothers and mother tongue in the upbringing of their younger generations. He said that the success of the Japanese nation was based on their unbiased attitudes towards other nations and their languages, at the same time love and complete reliance on their own mother tongue. Miyamoto Takashi expressed his love and respect for the Urdu language while admiring the beauty and culture of this language. Dr So Yamane Yasir shared his insights on the richness of the Urdu language and the strengths of the Pakistani people as a nation. The guests and poets also shared their ‘kalaam’ which was highly appreciated and enjoyed by the participants. Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani thanked the respected guest scholars for sharing time and their valuable thoughts with the students of Punjab University.