Mr. Deora on 10th January 2014 attended Urdu Academy’s Awards  in the presence of honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Prithviraj Chavan in Mumbai. Mr.Deora spoke about Urdu being a ‘tehzeeb’, not just a ‘zabaan’.

Mr.Deora also attended the Bhendi Bazar Urdu Festival where he  spoke about his love for Sufi and Qawwali music. The festival  organized for the first time was held in Imambada ground near Dongri.