JAMMU, Nov 20: The Department of Urdu, University of Jammu and Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society today jointly organized a function to release the English poetry collection titled “Mountain Musings”, written by Surat Singh, a JKAS office.
The book was released by Prof Sucheta Pathania, Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Jammu. Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, President Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society Jammu, Prof Mohd Reyaz Ahmad, HoD Urdu and author of the book Surat Singh also graced the presidium.
Prof Shohab introduced the author to the audience. He said that Surat Singh, though a senior bureaucrat, still has a great love for language and literature.
Prof Mohd Reyaz Ahmad presented the welcome address and requested the author to publish his Urdu poetry as well. Dr Sadaf Shah presented a detailed review paper on the book.
Surat Singh informed that he has written 1000 poems in Urdu & almost equal number in English.
Prof Sucheta Pathania opined that the collection by Surat Singh has definitely inspired her to write poems in English. He must encourage budding poets and artists, said added.