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Urdu Academy International Launched in Jeddah


Urdu is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, and to secure the language, build bridges between the East and the West, and serve future generations, the Urdu Academy International has been launched with its head office in Jeddah.

Urdu Academy International

Rohail Khan, founder of the UAI asserts that the organization will be a global think tank “to incubate new ideas and develop new projects to promote the Urdu language, literature and culture.” Activities will be held in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and GCC countries. Rohail tells Jeddah Blog that an office will be established next year in Washington, DC to manage operations across North America and Europe.

Urdu lovers are invited to join and contribute towards the growth of this newly-founded think tank. Click on their Facebook page  for further details.

Some projects in planning are the launching of a quarterly Urdu Digest, publishing an Urdu-to-Urdu dictionary for the comprehension of difficult Urdu words, publishing a Grand Urdu Encyclopedia, and an Urdu thesaurus. They will also petition Facebook to adopt Urdu as one of its official languages. An international directory of Urdu writers, poets and scientists will be compiled and develop computer operating systems in Urdu, making Urdu accessible to the average smart phone, computer and laptop users.

If you think you may be interested in participating in this project, or would simply like to follow their progress, check out the UAI’s Facebook page.

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5 thoughts on “Urdu Academy International Launched in Jeddah

  1. Kindly email me Mr Rohail Khan email ID
    Chairman UAI.
    Thnx
    hhtzed@gmail.com
    Engr H.Hussain Taqi

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  2. Exellent initiative,please extend and also reach out to Urdu speakers globally

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  3. BASHARAT HUSSAIN HASHMI on said:

    I AM BASHARAT HUSSAIN HASHMI M.A. FROM OSMANIA UNIVERSITY I AM INDIAN ARMY URDU INSTRUCTOR LAST SEVEN YEARS AGO I AM SEARCHING A JOB IN JEDDAH KSA MY ADDRESS IS . 23-1-1038, PUNCH MOHALLAH, HYDERABAD- 500002 CELL NO. 9247753296 E.MAIL BASHARATH1961@YAHOO.COM. KINDLY CONTACT WITH THANKS.

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