Jamia launches India’s first Centre for Kazakh language and studies

New Delhi, Mar.29 (ANI): Cultural relations between India and Kazakhstan were given a fresh boost on Saturday with Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University and the Embassy of Kazakhstan jointly opening the first Centre for Kazakh Language and Studies in the country.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr. Mushirul Hassan, inaugurated the centre, which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Persian Studies and is housed in the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Hassan described Kazakhstan as one of the important republics of Central Asia, and underlined the need for universities and other institutions of academic pursuit to take the lead in understanding the finer aspects of life in Central Asia with the objective of improving bilateral and multilateral ties.
Extending full support for the centre, Dr. Hassan said the focus should first be on promoting the language, and followed by emphasis on the socio-economic and sociological aspects of Kazakh society and its long-standing and historical links with countries like India.

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