Urdu Academy is engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Urdu Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote Urdu lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and experiences, it organises Seminars, Mushaira, Cultural programmes etc. at various occasions. It provides financial assistance to publish creative writing for the needy Urdu writers. Under educational and training programme, it provides scholarship to Urdu students and supplies books to Urdu medium schools and libraries.
Urdu Language was born out of the Indian soil. Urdu poetry, in a great measure, inspired millions to make sacrifices in the long drawn out freedom struggle and it remained most popular language for centuries together. Last year, Legislative Assembly has passed Delhi Official Language Bill 2000 giving Urdu language as the status of IInd official language of Delhi.To Effectively monitor and co-ordinate the above said activities a separate Department of Art, Culture and Language has been established in the NCT of Delhi.