Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that Urdu has always connected hearts and when the language is used, it reflects love and affection.
Speaking on the occasion of a book prize distribution ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy at his official residence, the Chief Minister said a ‘message of love and brotherhood would reach the society' through this event.
Emphasizing on importance of languages for the mutual understanding among masses, he said Hindi and Urdu were being used to take the society forward.
He said it was the intention of the Samajwadi Party government that both the languages get promoted and compete with English.
Referring to the efforts made by the state government to promote Indian languages, he said the government has started felicitating Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit scholars.