The AAP dispensation had announced in its annual Budget that it shall set up multiple academies during the year.
New Delhi: In a rare show of unity, poet and AAP leader Kumar Vishvas, who is famous for his controversial remarks, shared the dais with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia during a cultural programme in the city. The two attended the the Jashn-e-Bahar Mushaira, jointly organised by Jashn-e-Bahar Trust and Delhi Urdu Academy, on completion of 20 years of the annual mushaira, Jashn-e-Bahar, which sees participation from renowned, international poets.
Young poets Izhar Iqbal, Vipul Kumar, Husain Hyderi, Abhishek Shukla, Gaurav Tripathi, Sabika Abbas Naqvi, Qais Jaunpuri, Nandita Rastogi, and R Singh presented their poetry and enthralled the audience.
During the programme, the deputy chief minister said that the government has decided to set up various regional language academies to promote the culture and tradition of the respective regions among the Delhiites.
Last year, the Delhi government had announced the setting up of academies in 12 regional languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayali, Kannada, Odia, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari, Kashmiri, and Marwadi to promote the culture and tradition of the respective regions among the Delhiites.
“Since Delhi is the national capital, people from all parts of the country live and work here. It is this diversity that forms Delhi’s vibrant and cosmopolitan culture,” Mr Sisodia said in an official order.
“I have found that language academies play an important role in not only promoting the languages of different parts of the county, but also the culture and tradition of different regions of the country,” he added.
The AAP dispensation had announced in its annual Budget that it shall set up multiple academies during the year. Seeking to promote Sanskrit among Delhiites, the AAP government had also announced that it would open 75 learning centres of the ancient language across the city.