Erbil Polytechnic University celebrates Kurdish Journalism

On Sunday, April 30, 2023, in the hall of the Cultural Center of Erbil Polytechnic University in the presence of the Rector of the University, Prof. Idris Mohammed Tahir Harki and a number of party and government officials, personalities and experienced journalists were held to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Kurdish journalism, which was organized by both media departments of Erbil Technical College and Institute.

The ceremony began with listening to the national anthem Ay Raqib. Idris delivered a speech as follows:

“In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful

On behalf of the Presidency of Erbil Polytechnic University and the Dean of the Technical College of Administration and Deanship of Erbil Technical Institute, both departments of media and media, we welcome the guests and thank you for your presence.

On the 125th anniversary of Kurdish journalism, which was published on April 22, 1898 for the first time in Kurdish, we extend our most beautiful and beautiful congratulations to Kurdistan journalists.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Department of Media Technique in Erbil Technical College of Administration and Department of Media in Erbil Technical Institute of Administration offer several professional cadres in the field of media.

Ladies and gentlemen, commemorating any memories, whether pleasant or bad memories, especially national memories, play a great role in raising awareness among young people and encourages them to be proud of their nation and inspiration for work, innovation and sacrifice. do it.

Ladies and gentlemen, what is important to point out the media issue in society, if we look at the definition of media, are consistent with the functions of language in society. Therefore, our students and youth should love the Kurdish language, because love of language means love of the land and the country, and our duty is our teachers to educate their students on the love of the Kurdish language.

Finally, I remember the words and lines of the poem and the Yazidi writer and writer in Armenia.

ب خەمل و رەوشە شیرین و خوەشە
شيرين و خوەشە زمانی کوردی
ب خوەش ئاوازە لەتیف و نازە
لەتيف و نازە زمانی کوردی

We hope that we can convey a new lesson in love of language to the students in these celebrations. We also congratulate all Kurdistan journalists and congratulate the students of both departments of media in Erbil Technical Administrative College and Institute who are the future of the media of this country. At the end, I would like to thank the organizing higher committee of this ceremony. I wish you joy and success.”

Then a panel by Dr. Bahat Hasib Karadaghi was held on the situation of the media and journalists in Kurdistan. Salar Osman, Head of the Culture and Media Department of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Mr. Azad Jundiani, a political figure, Mr. Kurdistan Mukriani, writer, academic, linguist and former president of the Kurdish Academy.

The participants explained the situation of the media and the problems in front of the participants.

During the commemoration, several students’ activities and the book exhibition of the works of our university teachers were shown.