Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mushaira organised

Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages organised a day long Kashmiri Naatiya Mushaira at its headquarters here today. Many Kashmiri poets from across the Valley took part in it.

The Mushaira was presided over by noted Kashmiri poet and Jnanpith awardee, Prof. Rehman Rahi.

Secretary Academy, Zafar Iqbal Manhas, legal luminary, G. N Gowhar and noted journalist, G. N Khayal were also present.

In his presidential address, Prof. Rahi appreciated the Cultural Academy for organizing the Mushaira and said that such events should be conducted on regular basis.

Speaking on the occasion, Manhas said that his organization was duty bound to hold such events. He also said that organizing Mushaira was part and parcel of Academy's routine activities and would continue to remain so.

Some of the prominent poets who participated in the Naatiya Mushaira included Naseem Shifai, Aziz Hajni, Abdul Ahad Farhad, Prof. Mishal Sultanpuri, Ayub Sabir, Shahnaz Rashid, Ranjoor Tilgami and Fayaz Tilgami.

The proceedings of the event were conducted by senior editor Kashmiri, Zafar Muzaffar.

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