JAMMU, Nov 28: North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala in collaboration with Nami Dogri Sanstha Jammu, organized a Dogri Kavi Sammelan at K L Sehgal Hall Jammu.
17 poets of Dogri language took part in the poetic meet, which was presided over by eminent Dogri poet Inderjeet Kesar while Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary of Cultural Academy, was chief guest on the occasion. Dr Shahnawaz Choudhary was the guest of honour and Pandit Suresh Poonchi was the special guest.
The poetry spectrum presented by poets comprised social, environmental, anthropological , psychological , romantic, patriotic and regional dimensions penned in the form of Gazals, poems, Chamukhas and lyrics.
The poets who took part in the event, included Usha Kiran, Rakesh Sharma Tript, Santosh Sangra, Krishan Lal Mast, Dr Chanchal Sharma, Mohan Lal Komal, Ram Sanyasi, Shakunt Deep Mala, Yash Pal Yash, Shambhu Nath Piasa, Capt Lalit Sharma, Bishan Singh Dardi, Romesh Rahi, Inderjeet Kesar, Dogra Harish Kaila and Rattan Doshi .
Inderjeet Kesar, in his presidential address, appealed the public to read Dogri literature to understand the Dogra ethos, the Dogra heritage and creative works of Dogri writers. He said that Dogri literature can today compete with any language in terms of its quality, content, philosophy and diversity.
Capt Lalit Sharma, in his opening address, said that society associated with art and literature is always a vibrant and creative with positive out look . The literature and art wipe out inner venom and negativities of a person and make him humane and refine, he added.
Dr Arvinder Singh Amn described the poetic meet a great success in terms of its thought, content, flavour and literary standards .
Dr Shahnawaz Choudhary said that poets and writers change public perceptions and thought for a just, vibrant and progressive society. Pandit Suresh Poonchi said that the Dogras have a proud and brilliant heritage and further stated that the poets, artists and writers have big role to educate our new generations.
Prof Soubhagya Vardhan, Director, represented NZCC.
The proceedings were conducted by Nidhi Kaila, Dr Chanchal Sharma and Yash Paul Yash. Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila extended vote of thanks.