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Al-Amyn Model School introduces Wakhi as Subject

Hunza, April 10: Al-Amyn Model School, Gulmit is going to introduce Wakhi as a subject from the next session to be started from May, 2008. The step has been taken in order to preserve the local lingual heritages which are under grave threat of rapid development and globalisation processes.

The local people has regarded this as a first step towards right direction and hoped for same initiation from other educational institutions in the area.

32 thoughts on “Al-Amyn Model School introduces Wakhi as Subject

  1. It is a step in the right direction. From my personal experience I know that it is extremely difficult to read in a particular language unless one has been taught and trained to do so. I am sure this will not only help students read and write in Wakhi but also encourage produce local literature in an organized and standard form.

  2. One should respect his motherland, his culture and his mother tongue because they are givers of happiness.

    Love Wakhi for a total bliss. Thanks Al Amyn for the first step for the right reason. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    LOVE and PRAYERS for the young learners and the BLISS PRESERVERS need CHERISHING and PRAISE.

    LOVE

  3. Congratulation!

    To the management and staff of Al-Amin Model School for taking this gigantic step in veiled history wakhi people

  4. What we are today is result of our own past actions;
    Whatever we wish to be in future depends on our present actions;
    Decide how you have to act now
    We are responsible for what we are, whatever we wish ourselves to be.
    We have the power to make ourselves
    It is a step not only in the right direction but also following the Farman of Maulana Hazir Imam to get your tradition alive. Tradition makes possible for the people to live as a unit.
    May Almighty Allah Guide Us to Live With Unity and Peace.
    Ameen.

    love4mgulmit@gmail.com

  5. A very good decision. any indivisual or any society can’t develop and its survival becomes threatened if it goes away from the basic norms. Language is also a part of the basic norms. i hope it will be an example for others as well.
    our own language tends us towards our society and one can consider himself a part of that society, and if one is a part then he/she definitely functions.
    AMJAD

  6. In my view incorporation of language in the curriculum of a school is one of the paractical approches to keep alive the language and literary traditions of Wakhi. However teachers may need to put extra efforts for institutionlizing this initiative.
    Over all I would say it is bold and innovative step.
    Congratulations Al-Amyn School for pioneering this!!

  7. Congratulations to the Principal, faculty, BOD and the Society for taking this innovative decision.

    Knowledge is a two way process. Languages are the key carriers of knowledge and social experiences which is transmitted from one generation to the other. We now need to focus on developing non-academic curriculum enrichment materials from prep, nursery to grade 5 atleast in the first 5 years for subjects like Wakhi Primer, Wakhi-English, Wakhi-Urdu, Wakhi- Chinese and Wakhi-Persian booklets for students and tourists and researchers alike. We need to use ICTs and develop A/V, CD and DVDs besides text versions and illustrations.

    If the Society and the Board agrees, they should partner with WTCA and establish a Wakhi Language Resource and Knowledge Development Unit to do research and provide support to all schools both in Pakistan and around the borders.
    I would volunteer to work for the cause and we need to involve researchers, professional teachers, illustrators and training material development specialists and graphic designers to team up as volunteers.

    Amin Beg

  8. CONGRTS TO THE MANAGEMENT OF ALAMIN SCHOOL GULMITHUNZA GOJAL. THIS SHOULD BE A DAY OF JOY AND HAPPINESS FOR THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN AREAS AND REST OF THE COUNTRY, THAT ONE CAN PROTECT THE LANGUAGES FROM SUCH A SMALL STEPS FOR THE COMMING GENERATIONS .
    MY SPECIAL THANKS, TO ALL THE PIONEER WHOM WORKED FOR THE CONSERVE AND PROGRESS OF ANY LANGUAGE THAT IS TOWARDS EXTINCT.
    WAKHI, BEING MY MOTHER LANGUAGE I KNOW FEW OF THE PERSONALITIES THAT CONTRBUTE TO PRESERVE THE SAME, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THEM TODAY BECAUSE BY DINT OF ALL THESE PERSONALITIES WE R AT THIS STAGE TODAY–MY SPECIAL THANKS AND CONGRATS TO DR. HARMAN & WIFE , DR. JHON MOCK AND WIFE, BUOOGH SHAH, MIRZA MUHAMMAD, LATE MR. HAQIQAT ALI, MR JAMI SAKHI, MR. AMIN BAIG AND MR. AMIR ALI WAKHANI.
    IN CONCLUSION I M PASTING A SUGGESTION FROM PROF. SALMAN ALI–

    “Respected learned colleagues,
    All previous attempts at bringing the WAKHI/Brushaski language to written form have been individual endeavours without any institutional back up.
    I think now is the time to establish a department for research and promotion of all the languages of the Northern areas both at the Karakorum University as well as at NUML and other universities of Pakistan so that a unified acceptable written version of all NA LANGUAGES IS brought forward. If this is not done then very soon most spoken but unwritten languages are under the threat of extinction!
    This is a food for thought for all and sundry from the mountains.

    Prof Salman Ali”

    SPECIAL CONGRATS TO MR. GHULAM UDDIN THE REFORMER AND PIONEER IN EDUCATION, CULTURAL AND WAKHI LANGUAGE OF HUNZA GOJAL.

  9. Good to know that a step has been taken to work for language development. This initiative can further be extanded to other nieghbouring languages as well

  10. This is infact a historic moment for all Walki people. congratulations to the management and principal of Al Amyn Model school. I am sure in the near future we will have wakhi being taught as a subject at all other schools.

    Aziz at Mansehra

  11. Congratulation to the management of AL amin Modal School Gulmit, I think this would be the easy and right way to preserve our cultural.

  12. I agree with what Mr. Amin Beg has said. I appreciate his willingness to devote his time and knowledge for this important, collective, cause. I also volunteer for this cause, if I am of any use. 🙂

    While visiting Gojal during december, this year, I found Mr. Nazir Ahmad Bulbul and Mr. Rahim Khan, busy in developing a Wakhi Qaeeda [a booklet]. The effort maynot have been the first of its kind but, nevertheless, it was inspiring for me. I have read the Qaeeda written by Master Haqiqat Ali, somewhere in the 80s, and Mr. Ahmad Jami Sakhi, in the mid nineties. All these inidvidual efforts, pointed out in Professor Salman’s message [as shared by Mr Baig Ali], have not been sustainable because they were never institutionaly supported and promoted. Another factor, of equal importance, was that the works were not updated, for one reason or the other.
    We can see that after short term explosions the impact, if any, went down.

    Al Amyn’s decision to inculcate the native language of majority of its students in the curruculum is a wel come step. If we all, in our own capacities and capabilities, can contribute towards this cause it definitely will see success.

    WTCA needs to play a leading role in this regard. Now, in my opinion, the focus gradually has to be shifted from arranging cultural shows to creating, organizing and sharing cultural knowledge, on modern line, using modern means.

    Noor

  13. congrats to the management of al amyn school for initiating such nobel step.
    al amyn school has always played vitol role in making good students who are now serving in many reputable institutions and are in the pipe line to become future leaders. now by taking this step alamyn school is preserving our comming generations by bridging the gap between us and our mother language.
    wish al amyn model school al lthe best luck
    amyn salman

  14. congratas to the managment of Al-Amyn model school gulmit for the wonderfull initiative specially the BOG and principle who have taken initiative for this purpose being an educational planner i will offer my services in this regards if i am need…language is our identity it must be alive….

    DK
    NUML university islamabad

  15. While it is not an entirely bad idea to introduce Wakhi language in the primary classes, for a number of reasons, including the need to celebrate, understand and secure one’s traditions and heritage. However, one point must also be kept in mind. Today we are living in an increasingly competitive world where people with knowledge have better chances of success and progress in their lives. Now, much of our contemporary knowledge is produced and consumed in English language. Contemporary cutting-edge knowledge of science, philosophy, politics, law, medicine, engineering and technology can only be accessed through the English language. Today, in an increasingly globalising world, this has become a simple reality and a straightforward fact. We may disagree on the plausibility of hegemonisation and colonisation of knowledge by a certain language, but the reality has become frighteningly inescapable. We cannot get away without properly grounding ourselves in the English language and yet hope for success. The point I am trying to make is that preference must now be given to English and we should avoid burdening our younger minds by indulging them in possibly divergent tasks and directions, thus seriously jeopardizing their critical attention and care towards a certain objective. And that objective must be acquisition of modern knowledge through the medium of modern languages.
    However, let me add one important qualification to what i have said above. And that is that we should not allow our cultural heritage to be killed from the assault of foreign elements. All sorts of attacks must be defended tenaciously and with courage yet with an enlightened mind and open heart. Of course one’s heritage cannot be kept as showpieces of the past in the museums and passing memories. Instead heritage becomes lively when it is re-invented, re-invigorated, and re-informed. This can only be done through a self-conscious dialogue and critical engagement with the heritage and past in the hope of recovering and re-energizing it.
    I hope that i have not hurt those who are in strong favour of introducing Wakhi or other local languages to our children. But it is important to engage in an argumentative discussion so as to take forward steps which are based more on reasonable judgment rather than simple outpouring of emotions.
    Best regards

    ali al-Hakim

  16. Many congratulations to the management and the BoG of Al-Amyn and whole wakhi community for this enormous step, in this era of globalization where a lot of small languages and dialects are coming under the storm of some of the dominated international, so called language of technology and are either losing their identity completely or partly (wakhi already suffering) this step will prevent our sweet mother tongue from disappearance or change of its identity.
    The great and most powerful gift a parent or community can give to their children or generation is to pass their language and their culture….

    I would suggest Pamir News to add a link or separate corner in this regard for childern in particularly (children or Wakhi corner) so that the community living in the cities and abroad could get benefit from it…

    Cheers
    Nauroze
    Kabul

  17. A very good initiative and would be really instrumental in the language preservation and propagation with its true essence.
    The most important and key element in this regard is the very renown khick poet Bulbul who has great expertise in reading and writing of Wakhi language and luckily is heading the school.
    Things like this really inspire and are source of happiness and joy for all of us.
    Keep it up Alaminians.

  18. Congratulation the Al Aminians! I believe in your efforts as they always lead towards success.

    As a professional teacher i feel that this step was very important for the language to be preserved. It is very true that modernization is penetrating very fast and the international languages have a great influence on our mother tongue and possibly, perhaps it is one of the language which is going to be extinct —-if not taken action for its preservation.

    I will deviate a little from Mr. Ali Alhakim’s argument that it could be a burdon on the children, but it is also true that human mind is very vast. In a research study it has been found that only 10% of the human mind is used till now. This means that still 90% of the human brain is not in function. Another research states that children can learn up to 20 languages till the age of five or six. Human mind is really amazign as one comes to know about it: the cells in the brain are associated with each other, the more the association the intellegent that person would be. In order to increase this association more and more activites or new things need to be introduced. so in a nut shell i think that intruducing whaki language as a new activity will help develop these associations and so stimulate a new aspect of the young brains.

    Another point is that by taking this little step today is to achieve a long term goal i.e developing local researchers. I am sure that Mr. Nazir Ahman Bulbul being a professional teacher and Mr. Rahim Khan being an experienced and competent teacher must have considered all these things and so have agreed upon its initiation. so besides the emotional attachment we can also reasonably argue for its induction as a local curriculum enrichment and it is the curriculum which help forming a society.

    I wish you the best of luck for all you do. I would agree with Mr. Amin Baig for the volunteership idea and am also ready to work for any suitable area as a professional teacher.

    Reshma
    NotreDame Institute for Education
    Karachi

  19. Pamir Times;

    Navroz ey cey Kobul en ghafc xhushruy peghom stetk ki Pomir Time ‘Zaver’ woz Xhikwor zik er yi burj het ki cey cart.

    Zhuni dam qisa en itifoq. Noor ko didgha ciz esh yem bobatm xhu janaw vdek nixhing bas weza?? Woz digar vrut et yor bar ishtesh ko ciz tilka din???

    Amin Beg

  20. ..Salute For The Bombastic n Gigantic Initiative..taken by our Gulmith jamat…

    this z not d final..we hav to do more n more for the promtion f our culture..

    THIS Z A VERY VERY MINOR BUT MOST IMPORTANT STEP..

    I

  21. Congratulations to the master mind(s) for this initiative. I hope it is the first step in the direction to preserve our cultural identity.

    I pray for all success in this regard.

    ali
    Lahore

  22. congrats for the Al Amin model school mangement .
    Really u r the model of growth for our region and a pioneer in systematic preservation and growth of our cultural identity. Personlly i request to our volunteers to forward this WAKHI QAEEDA to everyone and ipload the Qaeeda on Gojal Net also.

    thaks

  23. Yan-e-Lup Vuroth, Naurozay qisayi ghafch baaf. Wuz koshish saarem ki awalgini zakhik somon zxu dast jama wost. Yiqur ki Khikwor Qoeeda de xhu xikh ghatay khenaker wux yaandi tayin sarem ki sake`sh seng yo skay internet kitakay bus wayzin.

    Zxu soombahi hayem ki sak skey GOJAL NET yi c`hto juy hazeng nikhinden kumer ki sak kho iloqa-e-zikve bobaten information lesren. Zxu zoqi hazeng ki hada juy sak Virchik Vor(Burushaski) zikay bobaten bay information lesren. Sake’sh qism qismay tariqahen ya information pish khakay bus vezin. Misolun, sake’sh graphical characters paido khakay bus wezin, taaki suk khuten (Za woz luppisht) hasan foyda dourzen loyiq wosen. Xhu khayoler hazeng charactervey madadnep sak haya S`heghd harf-ve dishnay bus wezin.

    Nivishnay loyiq wosnay distane’sh yem maxer ghafch aehm sudhooyd. Saavni chiz khayol?

  24. i think after a very long span of time we Khick murdum realised th e importance of monther-language. A good start from Al-Amyn Model School Gulmit i hope and i pray a long lasting ending and a productive ending for this initiative.
    every individual educated khick is responsible for the preservation and enhancement of our language.
    Well Done.

  25. Tried to read the comments written by Mr Amin Baig in Xhikwor zik and partially succeeded to understand it- this shows how much we are left behind to identify our own wakhi alphabet and words.

    Al-Amyn model school has taken a great initiative to introduced wakhi language as a subject. Congratulations to the BOGs and the principal of Al-Amyn for this decision. It will help to preserve our identity and our culture. It will keep our language alive which is disappearing in the process of modernization.
    Once again congratulation to the management – taken initiative to introduce wakhi language as a subject in AMS.

    Sajjad and Samina

    Riyadh KSA

  26. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
    A very good decision to teach wakhi language in AL AMYN MODLE SCHOOL I wish you the best of luck for all you do and pray for the future to do better im
    proud to be student of amyn modle school

    GOOD LUCKK

  27. It is really thrilling to know that whaky will be introduced in the school. it is a significant step towards preservation of our cultural identity. I salute all those who have taken the decision.

    Aafiyat Nazar

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