JAMMU, Sept 14: Celebrating Hindi Diwas, a two-day All India Hindi Writers Conference, organized by Jammu Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages, was inaugurated today by Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, here at Abhinav Theatre
Prof Chitranjan Mishra, Convener, Sahitya Academy New Delhi and HoD Department of Hindi Dindayal Upadhaya, University of Gorakhpur, presided over the inaugural function while Div Com Jammu Sanjeev Verma was chief guest on the occasion.
Prof Rattan Lal Shant presented the keynote address while Prof Ved Kumari Ghai, Dr Aziz Hajni, Secretary, Dr Arvinder Singh Amn Additional Secretary J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages were also present in the presidium.
While delivering his presidential address, Chitranjan Mishra said that literature is the only medium which unites nation, regions, culture and various faiths and creates an atmosphere of oneness and national integration. He further said that literature in this present era of drastic global change has its own effect and relevance referring some classic literature written in ancient and medieval India.
Sanjeev Verma said that Hindi as link language plays an important role in creating an environment of lingual diversity and national integration. He emphasized that the regional languages spoken in various States of the country along with Hindi as a national language facing challenges and such conferences will create a space where the literary intellectuals and thinkers will come out with the solutions.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr Aziz Hajani detailed about the future activities of Jammu Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages being organized in the State and other parts of the country also.
Prof Rattan Lal Shant, in his key note address, pointed about various issues and challenges of Hindi language in particular reference of literature written in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Sapna Devi and Prof Rajkumar presented their papers while Prof Kiran Bakshi, Maharaj Krishan Santoshi, Neeru Sharma and Rajani Kumari presented their short stories.
As the concluding session, a Hindi play ‘Aur Kitney Tukadey’ was staged which depicted the tragedies of partition of India symbolizing the division of land is actually the division of emotions related to relations and regional harmony of respective areas.