Governor N. N. Vohra, today released "Brahm Vani", a 6-monthly magazine, brought out by the Dogra Brahmin Pratinidhi Sabha, Jammu, at a function held at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor congratulated the Dogra Brahmin Pratinidhi Sabha for bringing out this publication and emphasized the high value of the journal containing essays on relevant subjects and issues, written in simple language, so that they are easily understood by the common readers.
He suggested that the focus of the write-ups in "Brahm Vani" could be topics relating to the revival and promotion of ethical and moral values among the youth as such writings, along with those on other relevant subjects, can make a significant contribution in promoting balanced personality development of the coming generation.
This publication in Sanskrit, Hindi and English throws light on the activities undertaken by the Sabha for the promotion of ethical values, eradication of social evils and the dissemination of the glorious socio-cultural heritage of the country for establishing a more healthy society.
Ved Parkash Sharma, President, Dogra Brahmin Pratinidhi Sabha, and other office bearers and members of the organization, thanked the Governor for releasing the journal.
The Governor also released "Duggar Sanskriti", a book in Dogri language written by Dr. Jitendra Udhampuri.
The Governor observed that with the availability of increased resources with the educational institutions and speedy advancement in technology there had been improvement in the preservation and re-publishing of classical works in various languages and different subjects. He added that the National Book Trust had also made an important contribution in this regard and observed that our libraries should be well stocked with books on every subject to cater to the requirements of readers with different interests.
Dr. Udhampuri, recipient of Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi and several other awards and honours, has so far authored 25 books. "Duggar Sanskriti" focuses on the preservation of Dogri language, literature, folk art, traditions and customs for the benefit of the coming generations.
Among those present on the occasion were Dr. Satya Pal Srivatas, Dr. Lalit Gupta, Prof. Lalit Magotra, Prof. Veena Gupta, Prof. Ved Kumari Ghai, Dr. Virender Gupta and Shailender Singh.
Meanwhile, Mr Vohra released a book in Urdu language, titled "Insha Allah Azad Hind Ta-abad Rehay", written by Avtar Krishan Ganjoo Bharti Sehar Ganderbali.
This volume is based on a critical evaluation of the letters written by the late Union Education Minister, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad, and various other writers.
The Governor complimented Mr. Ganjoo for bringing out this well researched book and hoped that the author would continue to contribute towards the enrichment of Urdu literature.