ANANTNAG: Minister for Revenue, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Saturday released a book titled Lamhaat Kay Saath authored by journalist Qasim Sajad at a function held at Dak Bungalow here.
Special edition of Sajad’s Urdu weekly Shihab titled ‘Ye Kashmir Kis Ka Hai’ was also released on the occasion.
MLA Homshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Bhat, DC Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik, among others were also present on the occasion.
Several speakers, who spoke on the occasion, praised Sajad’s efforts for compiling important historical facts in the form of a book, calling him a beacon for the present generation of journalists.
Speaking on the occasion, Veeri congratulated the author for this important book. Saying that Kashmir has produced many brilliant journalists, he encouraged the current breed of journalists to be committed to this worthy profession, calling on journalists to be watchdogs of society as the profession demands. He said there is immense talent in Kashmir but that what is required is dedication.
Retired High Court Judge, Justice Bashir Ahmad Kirmani, also shared his views on the book, saying that the author has nicely compiled the historical facts. He said strengthening the fourth pillar of democracy is the need of the hour.
Senior Journalist Ghulam Hassan Kaloo while praising the author of the book said that despite lacking resources and facing lot of odds, Sajad has been able to compile a brilliant piece of work. Whereas renowned poet and writer Ghulam Nabi Aatish offered a critical analysis of the book on the occasion.