The Lieutenant Governor of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, who is also the Chancellor of University of Jammu, inaugurated Guru Nanak Chair and University of Jammu Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation Building at the University of Jammu.
“Recently when Parliament of India passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020, on the request of UT Government, the Government of India also agreed to the fact that efforts must be made towards promotion and development of the Punjabi language in J&K and today’s occasion is a major step towards this direction”, Sinha said during the inauguration.
He also reiterated J&K Government’s commitment towards encouraging and promoting the Punjabi language in the union territory and assured that the government will take all efforts in this regard.
Further, the establishment of chairs for Gojri and Pahari languages is in the offing to promote and encourage the regional languages of J&K, he added.
The Lt Governor said that it is a matter of great pleasure that history is being created where he is witnessing the establishment of Guru Nanak Chair in the University of Jammu.
The Lt Governor emphasized that the establishment of Guru Nanak Chair will help in the development of inner and outer personalities of the students.
“The perfect balance between inner and outer world is the most important aspect and lifetime opportunity for the students. The teachings of the Guru Nanak Devji have always directed the people towards the path of God, who is just like a sea, what seems to be many like the waves,” said the Lt Governor.
He further emphasized that the students and society at large should continuously struggle for spiritualism “until we do not recognize our inner self”.
He further said that the establishment of the Chair will not only help in furtherance of research on his teachings but will also help in keeping the harmony and equity in the society.