Programme of Dogri poetry and music organized

Artist performing Bharat Natyam on a Dogri poem during a programme at Jammu on Monday.
Artist performing Bharat Natyam on a Dogri poem during a programme at Jammu on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 24: Dogri Sanstha, Jammu in collaboration with Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust organized a program of Dogri poetry and music, here today.
Dogri mushaayara, Bharat Naytyam performance on Dogri song and presentation of Dogri songs by veteran singers of national repute, Jatinder Singh and Lovely Chandra were main highlights of the programme, wherein Prof Anju Bhasin, Vice-Chancellor of Jammu Cluster University, was the chief guest.
Those who participated in the Mushaayara included Vijaya Thakur, Randhir Raipuria, Devendra Thakur, Susheel Begana and Nirmal Vinod. First ever Bharat Natyam performance, based on Kunwar Viyogi’s Dogri poem ‘Ghangrel’, was given by Shreyasi, an accomplished young dancer, who has already made her mark at national level.
Main chunk of program consisted of soulful singing of Dogri sonnets written by Kunwar Viyogi by veteran singers-Lovely Chandra and nationally renowned singer and son of soil Jitendra Singh. Jitendra Singh also sang some folk songs on the popular demand of audience. The music of items was composed by Brij Mohan and Jitendra Singh.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Anju Bhasin said that both Dogri Sanstha and Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust are doing highly commendable job of popularizing Dogri literature, music and culture. She hoped that these efforts will surely attract the younger generation to Dogri language and literature.
Govardhan Singh Jamwal, Chairperson, Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, said that it was the endeavour of the Trust to promote young talented writers, artists and performers in all fields of art and literature. He extended an open invitation that youngsters, who wish to showcase their talent, may contact the Trust.
Prof Lalit Magotra, president of Dogri Sanstha, stressed that main purpose of this program was to showcase the quality of the poetry using the vehicle of music and dance. He said, the fusion of various art forms is sure to make stronger impact.
The program was conducted and anchored by Kusum Tikku.