Urdu Academy, Andhra Pradesh

Urdu Academy, Andhra Pradesh is an educational institution developing the Urdu language and preserving the Urdu tradition and culture in Andhra Pradesh. It was established in the year 1982. The main focus of the Academy was[clarification needed] .[2]

Urdu Academy, Andhra Pradesh
Legal statusRegistered Society
PurposeLiterary and Cultural
HeadquartersVijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Official language
Main organ
Academy, library, auditorium, publications
Parent organization
Ministry of Minorities Affairs AP[1]
AffiliationsRegistrar of Societies, (the then) Andhra Pradesh
WebsiteOfficial Website
RemarksTo serve the Urdu language in Andhra Pradesh.

The academy is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Minorities affairs, and is under the direct control of the ministry as well.[3]

History edit

The former Andhra Pradesh government established this academy. It organized many cultural and educational programs. The academy's headquarters were in Vijayawada City.[3]

In January 2018, the designation of its President and Vice President were changed to chairman and Vice- Chairman. Its budget is increasing from 29.9 million rupees to 58.6 million.

Activities edit

The functions of the Academy are specified in the Memorandum of Association of the Constitution of Urdu Academy.

  • Publication, translation and printing of publications.
  • Research work, festivals, seminars, symposiums, mushairas and state level events.
  • Honouring literary figures, awarding prizes, awards etc.,

Publications edit

  • Qaumi Zaban (Urdu bi-monthly magazine)

References edit

  1. ^ http://www.aponline.gov.in/apportal/departments/departments.aspx?dep=25&org=168&category=about/ Urdu Academy : NGO in India : Under Registrar of Societies Act
  2. ^ "APOnline – Organisation Info". www.aponline.gov.in.
  3. ^ a b "Organizations – Official AP State Government Portal – AP State Portal".