Jammu, February 26 (Scoop News) – Maintaining that poets and writers are the most powerful source for bringing big revolutions in the society, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rehman Rather today called for getting an inspiration from the writing of poets to live a meaningful life. He also called for promotion of mother tongues for preserving identity.
The Minister was speaking at an impressive function held here at K. L. Saihgal Hall of Jammu and Kahsmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages to mark the release of two books "POT NANZAR” and “POSHI POOZA” written by famous Kashmiri poet Prem Nath Shad, Rather said called for acquainting younger generation about the writings of local poets and writers who have always propagated pluralistic ideology and real Kashmiryat through their artistic works which contribute in conserving and upholding the rich cultural ethos of the State.
Besides, a galaxy of poets, writers, intellectuals and academicians, the Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages , Zafar Manhas, prominent critic and writer, M. Y. Taing, Dr. P. N. Trisal, Director Doordarshan, Srinagar, Rafiq Masood and Wali Mohammad Bhat (Aseer Kishtwari) were also present on the occasion.
Rather said latest books of Shad have contributed more in the rich literary treasure of the State adding that “I am proud that the Poet hails from my homeland”. He said he had himself a yearning to be a writer but destiny did not allow to fructify the dream.
Noted literary figure, Ayaz Rasool Nazki presented an exhaustive research paper on the “Pot Manzar” a collection of poems and said that shads poetry presents pain of love and partition in melodious and musical form. Quoting Gian Peeth Awardee, Rehman Rahi, Nazki said that shad’s emotions are over-flown with bubbling love.
M. Y. Taing and Dr. P. N. Trisal also presented their views on the publication of Shad and said his poems reflect yearning of Kashmiri migrant community for dignified return to their loving motherland,
Famous Kashmiri signer, Gulzar Ahmad Ganai presented a Leela from the poems of the poet which mesmerized the audience.