By Azher Majid Siddiqui
Hyderabad: The Third National Urdu Science Congress was held at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, on February 16 – 17, 2017. Scholars of Arabic Urdu and Persian languages, educators, writers, poets, historians, heads of institutions and science reporters participated in the Congress. The inaugural session was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of MANUU, Dr. Mohammed Aslam Parvaiz. Prof. S. Ramchandran, Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University, Hyderabad was the chief guest. Prof. Shamsul Islam Farooqui, Ex-Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Prof. Iqtidar Hussain Farooqui, Former Deputy Director, Department of Plant Chemistry, National Botanical Research Institute, were the guests of honour. The two day Congress covered topics like Development of Scientific Awareness and Knowledge, Status of Science Education is Madrasas, Sciences in School – Syllabi and Education, Dispensing of Knowledge – Challenges and Future, Latest Technology and Urdu, Quran and Science. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz created the National Urdu Science Congress last year. The very first National Urdu Science Congress was organised by the Anjuman Farogh-e-Science, at Zakir Husain Delhi College, on 20 and -21 March 2015.
(The writer works at the Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and can be reached at [email protected])