LUCKNOW-: A unique and first of its kind initiative is being introduced to teach and train the media fraternity on how to speak Urdu with the correct diction and pronunciation under Talaffuz aur Media. This ‘skilling’ and awakening workshop is being organized by Kishwari Konnect under the aegis of Talha Society on July 30, at Open Air Restaurant, in Gomtinagar. Totally free of cost the registration through SMS on 9452065566 is the sole prerequisite for entry. Priority is being given to Hindi and electronic media journalists.
Dedicated to the memory of veteran journalist late Osama Talha on this birth anniversary, the forum has been conducting these workshops under TALAFFUZ AUR HUM for the past few years.
Eminent personalities from the world of Urdu literature and academics- Prof Anees Ashfaq, former HoD, Urdu, Lucknow University, Prof Sabra Habib, ex HoD, Russian Department, LU, Sabiha Anwer, ex principal Karamat Girls College , teacher and writer Aiesha Siddiqui, and Mohd Qamar Khan are among the trainers who will be conducting the workshop.
“The deterioration in the language, especially on TV channels and Radio has been a major concern and it was time someone from amongst the fraternity stood up to herald in change. I am glad we took up the challenge and stepped in and developed a specially customized workshop for media persons,” informed senior journalist and chief functionary of the organization, Kulsum Mustafa.
Terming this path breaking initiative and her contribution to safeguard the world famous rich linguistic heritage of Lucknowi tehzeeb known the world over Ms Mustafa said that to be a proud Lucknowite, we just have to speak with the right pronunciation.
The Society has been conducting this workshop under Talaffuz aur Hum for the past one year but this is for the first time that a customized workshop is being done exclusively for the media persons. Ms Mustafa informed that the organization will be conducting weeklong workshops on Talaffuz. at various intervals not just in the state but throughout
She informed that the Society is also working on a module on spoken English and such workshops will be also be conducted in spoken English soon.