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One-week translation workshop begins at University of Jammu
10/11/2023 10:19:49 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Oct 11: The Department of Journalism and Media Studies, in collaboration with the National Translation Mission, Mysore, has initiated a one-week skill development workshop focused on Indian languages. The workshop commenced today at Prof Gyan Chand Hall, Department of Urdu, University of Jammu. The primary objective of this seven-day translation workshop is to make educational content accessible to the students of Jammu and Kashmir in local languages, thereby enhancing their knowledge base.
During the inaugural remarks, Padamshree Mohan Singh Slathia, the keynote speaker, emphasized the importance of written notes in facilitating effective learning and comprehension. He pointed out that government policies support the promotion of mother tongues and regional languages, but there is a need for collective efforts to preserve and promote languages such as Dogri. He cited the example of the workshop, which boasts resource persons and participants from various disciplines and languages, showcasing the inclusivity and diversity of the event. He expressed hope that the Department of Journalism and the Translation Club would continue to organize similar programs to promote regional languages.
Prof. Satnam Kour Raina, Chairperson of Utsah Jammu University Clubs, highlighted the significance of the workshop in equipping participants with a new skill set essential for efficient translation, aligning with the National Education Policy. She praised Prof. Garima Gupta and her team for organizing this skill development translation workshop. Prof. Raina also emphasized the importance of valuing one's mother tongue and encouraged individuals not to be hesitant about speaking it.
Prof. Garima Gupta, Head of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and coordinator of the Translation Club, stressed the importance of higher education students maintaining a connection with their mother tongue to contribute to their region. She further reiterated the Department's commitment to preserving and promoting the diverse languages of Jammu and training translators to bridge any gaps in this field at the national level. This one-week translation workshop represents a significant step towards promoting and preserving regional languages, enhancing access to education, and strengthening the linguistic and cultural fabric of the region.
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