BARAMULLA: A daylong literary function was organised on Saturday in Baramulla which, among others, was attended by a London based Kashmiri poet and a women writer from Pakistan administrated Kashmir (PaK).
The function was organised by Bazmi-e- Adab, Narwav in collaboration with information department at Higher Secondary School Fatehgrah.
A collection of poetry Loel- Achhar of Dar Mushtaq was released during the function.
The book was released by London based Kashmiri poet advocate Irshad Malik who was chief guest on the occasion.
Sajada Bahar, a women writer from Muzzafarbad, Pakistan administrated Kashmir (PaK) was guest of honour.
After the book release, Fida Farooq Zogiyari deliberated upon life and literary contribution of noted Kashmiri poet Dar Mushtaq.
The poetry collection Loel- Achhar (Lovely Words) was reviewed by Dr. Altaf Zogiyari who appreciated the valuable effort of the poet.
Addressing the function, Irshad Malik hailed the efforts of the literary organisation and stressed upon the growth of Kashmiri language in the state.
“We have forgotten our mother tongue and don’t speak other languages properly. We must encourage our children to speak Kashmir language which is our identity for rest of the languages are secondary,” said advocate Irshad Malik who has written his book Aswen Dag in Kashmiri language.
Sajada Bahar from Muzaffarabad acknowledged the role of literary organizations in reuniting people across the border.
“I feel solace here among my own people. People associated with poetry and literature has reunited us. I am proud to be daughter of this land,” she said.
Patron of the Bazam and editor Rahi Najaat Asi, Ghulam Nabi Wani said that the main aim of the function was to promote Kashmiri and Urdu language.
“We have good young growing poets, writers and scholars in the area, who need to be exposed,” he said.
“We welcome all those young writers and poets who want to contribute to the society and express gratitude to all those who participated in the function,” he added.