NOWSHERA, Jan 13: To promote regional languages of the State, a day long literary and cultural meet was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, here at Degree College Nowshera .
A galaxy of writers, poets, intellectuals representing local ethos of Gojri, Pahari, Dogri , Kashmiri and Punjabi participated in this intra-median intra-cultural function.
Harbans Lal Sharma Sub Divisional Magistrate Nowshera presided over the function while Dr Javaid Rahi Chief Editor of JKAACL, prominent poet and writer K K Khaki were in the presidium.
Sharma appreciated the Academy for holding such a prestigious function for promotion of regional languages.
He suggested that Academy should organise Poonch-Rajouri cultural conferences at Nowshera and local administration support the event. He said that the spectrum of local languages is very vast and Academy should reach to each area and cover this cherished heritage.
Earlier, Dr Javaid Rahi, in his welcome address stated this programme was organized with the aim to develop intra cultural understandings among people of twin border districts – Rajouri -Poonch.
In his address K K Khaki said that Poonch-Rajouri districts possess strong roots and writer community should strive hard to enrich the literary tradition of this important tribal language.
During the meet a regional multilingual cultural programme was held wherein 12 music groups performed. These include Ishfaq Mir and Party, Jogender Sharma and Party, Jasmeet Kour and Party, Nazia and Party.
Multi-lingual Mushaira was held and 12 local poets representing Dogri, Gojri , Pahari , Urdu , Hindi and Punjabi participated and recited their latest poetry.
The main attraction of the event was the dance and theatre perfomance programme. All the sessions were appreciated by the audiences.