Essay on urdu asa basis of national unity
835 WordsOct 22nd, 20134 Pages
Every nation needs some marks of identity. Language is also amark of identification of any nation. Pakistan is a federation of four provinces and its national language is URDU. URDU- THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE OF PAKISTAN
Urdu is our national language. It has played an importyant role in the articulation of muslim culture in South East Asia.It has been rightly said that urdu had been the a symbol, an issue and a weapon in our struggle for independence. The 1973 constitution of Pakistan has also declared Urdu to be our national language.
History of Urdu language;
Urdu is nearly 300 years old and was considered as the language of the Muslims from the very beginning because of its origin. The blending of Arabian, Persian and Turkish give…show more content…
People of two different areas can easily understood each other ideas and thoughts by urdu.
A promotor of Islamic education:
Lectures on islamic education and religion are delievered in Urdu throughout Pakistan. The religious leaders, mystics and sufi poets spread the light of islam in sub-continent with help of urdu. The translation and tafseer of 'Holy Quran' and 'Hadith' have been produced in urdu language in great numbers to enable the muslims to understand them properly. In this way urdu language has played a pivotal role in keeping the Muslim nationhood intact.
A medium of national cohesion:
Having close resemblence with all the regional languages of Pakistan and common vocalbury, script and derivation from same primary sources, Urdu in Pakistan has become a key to the national cohesion and unity. Urdu language is the medium of instructions in all government schools in Pakistan. Politrical science, History, Islamic Studies and many other subjects are taught upto the masters level in the urdu language. The government is making systematic efforts to impart advanced eduacation in scuence and technology in Urdu language.
A instrument of national integration:
Urdu has become a symbol of nayional unity and solidarity. It represents the common culture, hertitage and identity of Pakistan. It is close to the heart of all Pakistanis as it played an important role in the struggle for freedom from the supremacy of British and subjugation of Hindus.
A promoter of
Integration and National Unity
3207 WordsJun 15th, 201213 Pages
INTEGRATION AND NATIONAL UNITY
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Malaysia is a unique country. It is made up of multi-ethnic group who are living in harmony. Conflict among ethnic group is rare and even if conflict occurs, is not to the extent of destroying the country. In fact, it is the diversity that drives the development of the country and makes this country colourful. Malaysia has been recognized by the world as a model for other plural societies. The concept of ‘unity in diversity’ is always insisted by the leaders. The concept is now supported with the ‘1 Malaysia’ concept which is introduced by the current Prime Minister. The Malaysian government is always put efforts to ensure the…show more content…
In general, there are three main obstacles that the country has to face and resolve. They are prejudice, communalism and ethnocentrism.
Do you know what prejudice is? It refers to the attitude towards others based on evidences which is not concrete and might be wrong. In Malaysia context, this kind of pre-judgmental attitude still exists among races even though much positive information is provided.
Communalism refers to the attitude of favouring one’s own ethnic group. This kind of feeling is also prevalent in Malaysia. For example, the political parties that exist in Malaysia are still on ethnic base. UMNO represents the Malays, MCA and Gerakan represent the Chinese, MIC represents the Indians and many others. Each political party will fight for the interests of its ethnic. It happens in the country where there are some companies refuse to hire those who cannot speak certain language that belongs to one ethnic group.
It is a belief that one’s own culture is superior to that of others. Due to this feeling, any element from another culture that is different with one’s own culture, is considered wrong, bad or even dangerous. Just like the feeling that people of Israel think about themselves that is they are the chosen people of Allah SWT.
From the discussion above, can you give example of each kind of obstacles mentioned?
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