Army ties up with Jammu University to start Bhadarwahi language course for soldiers
In order to develop a better understanding between the Army and the local population, the Army has signed an agreement with the University of Jammu to conduct a four-month certificate course in Bhaderwahi language for its soldiers. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Colonel Rajat Parmar, Commanding Officer, 4 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army, and Rahul Gupta, Rector, Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu.
As per the MoU, the Bhaderwah campus of the university will conduct a four-month certificate course in Bhaderwahi language for the jawans posted in the Jammu region. Arif Khateeb of Jammu University said, “The course will be conducted jointly by instructors from the Indian Army and outside academics versed in Bhadrawahi language.”
Bhadrawahi is an ancient language with four dialects – Siraji, Padar, Pogli and Gaddi. It is spoken in three districts of Chenab Valley – Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban. At least 15,000 Army personnel are stationed in the Chenab Valley.
Speaking on the occasion, Col Parmar said that the cooperation will further strengthen the bond between the Indian Army and the University of Jammu, and will go a long way in bridging the gap between the local population and the armed forces. Professor Gupta thanked the Army for such an initiative to promote Bhadrawahi language.
“It is indeed a big day for the entire Chenab Valley, especially Bhaderwah, as this four-month certificate course will promote Bhaderwahi language and efforts will continue to promote other languages in future,” he said.
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