Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India met with Prof. D P Singh, the Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) on May 17, 2018.

The meeting aimed at establishing the Pashto language chair for the Masters course within the department of languages at Jawaharlal University (JNU), Delhi.

At the outset, Dr. Abdali noted upon India’s assistance to Afghanistan in various areas, especially in education and capacity building.

Referring to the importance of a Pashto language chair at JNU, the Afghan Ambassador solicited the UGC chairman to allocate special budget for the chair of the Pashto department at the JNU.

In response, the UGC Chairman informed the Afghan Ambassador of a commission specially assigned to work on the same and stated that the budget will be finalised within three weeks.






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