Multi-lingual Mushaira organized

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 13: In order to develop the literary and aesthetic taste of the students, Directorate of School Education Jammu organized the first of its kind Multilingual Mushaira on the eve of Diwali in which Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education Jammu was the chief guest. Twelve students from the different districts of Jammu Division participated in it and presented the compositions of the renowned poets of J&K.
The Mushaira was attended by students, teachers, parents, HOIs and many more from all over the country on Facebook live and through online mode.
Emphasizing on the promotion of local regional languages, Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education Jammu said that DSEJ has a focus to promote them as mentioned in National Education Policy-2020. She said that Jammu region has a distinct cultural heritage which needs to be exhibited among the students. She lauded the efforts of the Cultural & Education Cell for organizing such an event while involving students even from far-flung areas. She also announced the Season-2 for Mushaira to be organized soon by DSEJ.
Surjit singh, Head, Cultural & Education Cell highlighted the need for promotion of culture and said that these events develop among the children the intense desire to create on their own.
The renowned poets who presented their compositions through their mentored students were Vijaya Thakur, Ashok Amber, Rekha Thakur, Keemat Raj, Bhushan Thakur, Anurag Koushal, Nikhat Choudhary, Basharat Nazak and Reyaz Mehmood Khan. The students presented the compositions in Dogri, Gojri, Hindi, Urdu and Pahari language.
Appreciating the efforts of Director School Education Jammu, the poets called this time as the golden era in the history of School Education Department where such type of frequent events are being conducted for the first time and thrust has been given on the promotion of regional languages.
The Mushaira was conducted by Alka Sharma and vote of thanks was presented by Sadakat Ali Malik, both team members, Cultural & Education cell, DSEJ. The technical support and coordination was provided by Sohail Wani, member IT cell DSEJ and Ashutosh Sharma of Cultural and Education Cell.