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Bihar govt schools to teach Urdu

Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 19:24

Patna: Apparently with an eye on the Muslim
vote bank, the JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar proposes to teach
Urdu in all its schools.

"We will be appointing Urdu teachers in every state-run
school to enable the students learn the language," Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar today said.
He was addressing a seminar on "Urdu language and national
unity" organised by the Cabinet Secretariat (Raj Bhasha)
department here.

Kumar said special preference would be given to those Urdu
teachers who are well-versed in other subjects as well.
The Chief Minister has asked the cabinet secretariat
department to send a proposal to him in this regard so that
immediate steps could be taken to start teaching of Urdu in
all the state-run schools.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 19:24

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