‘Mandarpan’ released

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 7: An impressive function was held here today at KL Saigal Hall of Cultural Academy in connection with the release of ‘Mandarpan’, a book in Hindi by Maharaj Krishen Santoshi.
The function was organised by Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti (RBPS), Jammu in collaboration with Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
The function was presided over by Prof Ved Kumari Ghai, while Ex-deputy Chief Minister, Mangat Ram Sharma was the chief guest.
Dr Savita Bakshi, Additional Secretary, Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Prof Satya Pal Srivatsa, president of RBPS were the guests of honour.
A galaxy of writers of Hindi and other languages participated in the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Santoshi said ‘Mandarpan’ is 2nd attempt in Hindi by him. Besides, he has written six books in Urdu and two in English.
Mangat Ram Sharma, Prof Ved Ghai, Dr Savita Bakshi and Prof Satya Pal Srivatsa also presented their views on the Book.
The function concluded with vote of thanks by Dr Bharat Bhushan.