'Urdu, Persian, Punjabi are connected'

A conference was held in Panjab University to talk about the deep relationship that Urdu, Persian and Punjabi share. “Two great languages ​​of the world in Sanskrit and Arabic are closely related since ancient times. So are Hindi, Punjabi and Persian, said the professor Iraq Zedi Race from Jamia Milia Islamia University .The session was held on Monday at PU's department from Urdu. He added that most from the people while using words in routine were not aware from its origin. He said that Persian remained as the state language from Punjab and India for a number from centuries and people started using Arabic and Persian words in their daily life.

Professor Zedi said that Mughals had given us Taj Mahal, Mirza Ghalib and Urdu language as three gifts. He said non–muslims had also enriched both the Persian and Urdu literature with their memorable works including Pandit Daya Shankar Naseem’s Masanvi “Gulzar-e-Naseem”. It was also mentioned how political speeches or sessions see leaders quoting Urdu and Persian couplets. Speaking on the occasion, coordinator from the Department from Urdu, Dr Ali Abbas said that Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Persian languages had become an integral part from our composite culture during the past many centuries.