February 13, 2010

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 9 –Galaxy of intellectuals, writers and poets assembled in Sehgal Hall in the Abhinav Theatre, Jammu of Jammu of Kashmir Academy of Art, Cultural and Languages where various speakers complimented cultural wing of the Information Department  and Adbi Markaz Kamraz for inviting prominent scholars, novelists, fiction writers and poets at an impressive function.

In the first session of the function, the research works written on life and contribution of prominent poet Margoob Banihali was released. Mr. Rafiq Masoodi, Director Doordarshan, Dr. Aziz Hajini, M. Y. Taing and Margoob Banhali presided the first session of this literary meet.

While speaking on the occasion, the renowned writer Margoob Banhali complemented Jammu University for facilitating such research oriented works.

The second session was presided by Kh. Farooq Renzu, Director, Information, renowned scholar, Mr. M. Y. Taing, Margoob Banhali and Dr. Aziz Hajini.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Information said that it is a remarkable occasion, when scholars and poets of such repute have assembled in Sehgal Hall, in such a large number. He said that poems and other recitations presented in the function will be published and documented by the Department of Information so that it is registered as one of the important events in the literary history of the State.

The poets recited their poems on varied themes depicting enchanting beauty of Kashmir, amity and brotherhood, which are the hallmark of Kashmir’s rich cultural ethos. Some poems presented emotional feelings representing pain and agony through which the people of the State have passed during years of turmoil and mayhem.

A large number of youngsters also participated in the multi-lingual mushaira which was highly appreciated by the audience.

The poets who recited their poems, included M. K. Santoshi, Zoya Banihali, Nisar Azam, Sagar Sehrai, Shehnaz Rasheed, Gulshan Gandapuri, B.N. Betab, Aziz Hajini, Prof. Mohammad Zaman Azurda, M. L. Kanwal, Prem Nath Shad, Prof. Rehman Rahi, G. N. Aatish, Basheer Bhaderwahi, Margoob Banihali, Farooq Nazki, Santosh Shah, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, Prof. Mashal Sultanpuri, A. G. Beig Athar, Ranjoor Tilgami, Payare Hatash, Shahbaz Rajourivi, R.. L. Talashi, Nikhaat Nazar, Basheer Arif, Som Nath Veer and Farooq Faiyaz.

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