A collection of Krishan Lal Mast’s Dogri poems released

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 12: A book titled “Mast De Rang”; a collection of Dogri poems by veteran poet and writer Krishan Lal Mast was  released at a glittering and impressive function,  organised under the banner of  Natraj Natya Kunj Cultural Society, here today at Abhinav Theatre.
D K Vaid ‘Darshan Darshi’, convenor Dogri Language, Sahitya Akadmi, Delhi and Dr Aziz Hajini, Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages at Abhinav Theatre,  released the book, which is a collection of some of the Dogri poems of Krishan Lal Mast written over the years and depict his command over poetry and language putting him in luminaries of the Dogri literature.
On the occasion,   Prof Lalit Magotra ,  Chatrapal, Lalit Kumar Sharma (IFS), Prof Raj Kumar, SS Anand Lehar and  Dr Krishan Lal Bhagat (MLA  Chambb), spoke about the book and the author.
Prof Shiv Dev Singh Manhas, Ex HoD, Dogri Deptt, University of Jammu,  read a paper during the function.
Prominent among those present,  included  N D Jamwal,  Yash Pal Yash, Ravi Kachroo and others.
The function concluded with some melodious Dogri songs by famous singer  Bishan Das.
The programme was organised by Kumar A Bharti, president Natraj Natya Kunj while Krishan Lal Mast also spoke about his life, struggle, poetry and the book.