Imphal, March 1: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has said Urdu language needs to be popularised among the people of the state.
Speaking at an interactive session organized by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language on Thursday, she said people should be encouraged to learn the language.
“If proper programmes and policies are taken up, Urdu can become the language of the people,” Heptulla said.
The governor said Urdu was also being taught to the youngsters in Manipur.
She called upon the council to take up practical works so that those learning the language can have adequate income.
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The Council is engaged in promotion, propagation and development of Urdu language across the country through its various schemes.
It runs different courses and currently has 1,41,683 students in 252 districts of 25 states, including Union territories. (PTI)