Thought for the day A French vernacular contest is being conducted in France for people who know the French language well. In this program, the one found most proficient is awarded the first prize at the end, a very laudable step to promote the language, I thought. I say, why cant we hold such a contest to promote Urdu, our national language? I request the PM, or the concerned officials of the HEC to arrange for such a contest at the national level to promote our national language. -ZEENAT AWAN, Lahore, April 7.