JAMMU, Sept 5: Team Jammu and Dogri Sanstha Jammu today jointly released a collection of Dogri poems, entitled “Dogren Diyan Medan”, which contains poems by the leading Dogri poets, who have expressed their concern and anguish at the injustice meted out to Dogri and Dogras.
In these poems, the poets have given expression to the expectations of the people of Jammu from the new dispensation. The poets who have contributed to this book, include, Late Chatrapal, Inderjeet Kesar, Gaineshwar Sharma, Randhir Singh Raipuria, Ashok Khajuria, Abdul Qadir Kundria, M S Kamra, Arsh Dalmotra, Tarachand Kalandari, Vijaya Thakur, Sahil Badyal and Pawan Verma.
The book , released by Padam Shri Dr Jitender Udhampuri , was dedicated to Late Chatarpal who passed away recently and one of his poems is included in the book. Rich tributes were also paid to late Chatterpal by the noted poets present on the occasion.
Dr Jitender Udhampuri, while speaking on the occasion, said that the poets are the conscious keeper of the society. Whenever there is any injustice being done to individuals or communities or some particular sections of the society, the poet is always in the forefront to raise his/her voice against the injustice. “Dogras have been subjected to step-motherly treatment by the Kashmiri rulers of the State for very long time. The political class of the society may not have raised its voice against this for political considerations but the poets have not hesitated in expressing their strong resentment, ” he added.
Prof Lalit Magotra, President of Dogri Sanstha, said the Dogra society is watching and observing very keenly, whether it will now receive justice in the new set up. “The Dogras hope that their long pending aspirations will now be fulfilled and they will get long awaited justice in the matters pertaining to jobs, social and political justice,” he added.
Zorawar Singh Jamwal, Chairman Team Jammu, said that people of Jammu have always made sacrifices for the country and the Dogras now expect recognition of the same. He said Team Jammu is committed for the cause of Dogras and ever ready wherever Dogri Sanstha requires services of its volunteers for such cause.
The programme was anchored by Prof Shashi Pathania while Gianeshwar Sharma presented vote of thanks.