Urdu Academy is
engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Urdu
Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote
Urdu lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and
experiences, it organizes Seminars, Mushaira, Cultural
programme etc. at various occasions. It provides financial
assistance to publish creative writing for the needy Urdu
writers. Under educational and training programmer, it
provides prizes to Urdu students and supplies books to Urdu
medium schools and libraries.
Urdu Language was
born out of the Indian soil. Urdu poetry, in a great
measure, inspired millions to make sacrifices in the long
drawn out freedom struggle and it remained most popular
language for centuries together. Legislative Assembly has
passed Delhi Official Language Bill 2000 giving Urdu
language as the status of IInd official language of Delhi.
To Effectively monitor and co-ordinate the above said
activities a separate
Department of Art, Culture and
Language has been
established in the NCT of Delhi.