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SRINAGAR: Saznawaz Sufiyana Training and Young Dramatic Society Srinagar today organized a musical event ‘Yad-i-Saznawaz’ on the 4th death anniversary of Padamshree awardee Ustad Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz here at Tagore Hall Srinagar. The programme was organized in collaboration with Academy of Art Culture and Languages, Cultural Unit, Department of Information, Radio Kashmir Srinagar and ETV Urdu.

 

Director Radio Kashmir, Syed Humayun Qaiser, Chief Editor, Cultural Academy, Mohammad Ashraf Tak, Cultural Officer Department of Information, Mohammad Aslam Khan, besides several prominent artists were present in the function. During the function, the speakers highlighted the role of late Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz  in promotion  of Sufiyana Music in the State.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Humayun Qaiser appreciated the efforts of Saznawaz Sufiyana Training Institute for taking forward the mission of late Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz and promised every assistance in their efforts. Later, certificate of appreciation was presented to the officers of Cultural Academy, Radio Kashmir Srinagar, and Information Department for their role in promotion of cultural activities in the state.

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SRINAGAR: The premiere of "A poet of silence"-a documentary film based on the life of Gyanpeeth awardee Rehman Rahi sahib was screened here at Tagore Hall on Tuesday. The screening received huge response as around 600 people turned up for the event. The film directed by Bilal A Jan has been produced by films division Mumbai India. The event was jointly organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture And Languages, Bilal Jan Productions and Waruk- a social organisation working with the active support of Department of Tourism Kashmir and J&K Bank. The event was  moderated by Rashid Nizami.

 

Many intellectuals, writers, poets, cinematographers and students from the state and outside attended the event. Speaking on the occasion Rehman Rahi said he was humbled to witness such a huge gathering at the premiere. He stressed upon the fact that youth must have a voice of their own and not blindly follow the traditionalists in their creative expression. Satish Vimal also presented a critical analysis on the film whereas Bilal Jan, the director of the film presented a vote of thanks.

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JAMMU: A multilingual Mushiara was organized by Writers Forum Jammu at K L Saigal Hall, Jammu in connection with Republic Day. Dr. Adarsh, Dr. Lalit Magotra, Dr. Raj Kumar, Pritpal Singh Betab well known writers and Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, JKAACL were present in the presidium. A large number of intellectuals and writers attended the programme.  The programme of WFJ was the series started after constitution of new team of executives who have come up with proposals of new programmes.

The poets who presented their poetry included Vidya Rattan Aasi, Prof. Lalit Magotra, Dr. Adarsh, Harjit Singh Uppal, Suman Pal, Ameen Banihali, Deepak Arsi, Pawan Khajuria, Rajinder Ranjha, Usha Kiran Kiran, Dr. Chanchal Bhasin, Krishan Lal Mas, Joginder Paandhi, M S Kaamra, Sham Saajan, Amita Mehta, Kamaljeet Choudhary, Krishan Kumar, Dr. Baljit Raina, Ajit Singh Mastana, Amarjeet Kaur Neer, Anila singh Charak, Swamy Antarnirav, Anu Attri and others in Hindi, Urdu, Dogri and Punjabi.

Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Dr. Lalit Magotra and Dr. adarsh expressed their views on the presentations by the poets. Speaking on this occasion Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn said that the Forum has come up with fresh air and appreciated the standard of the poetry recited in the programme. Prof. Lalit Magotra appreciated the contribution of poets who presented their poetry in local languages like Hindi, Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi and Pahari. Dr. Adarsh appreciated the efforts made by Writers Forum Jammu and said that all the new entrants in the programme deserve appreciation as they have come to the expectations of the established poets present in the hall.

S. Pritpal Singh Betab expressed his happiness that a good number of poets of local languages like Hind, Urdu, Dogri, Punjabi and Pahari have taken part in this multilingual mushiara.  Sh. Sudhir Mahajan, President o the Forum conducted the proceedings of the programme and extended vote of thanks.