KARGIL: A two-day district level multilingual cultural and literary meet organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Kargil concluded at language center here on Friday.
Around 70 writers, poets, scholars and folk artists of the Balti, Purgi and Shina Dardi tribal groups from different areas of the district participated in the event.
Former Executive Councilor and Councilor Tai Suru Aga Syed AbbassRazvi, Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Gupta, Assistant Commissioner Development Kargil Barkat Ali Lone Nizami, Assistant Registrar Cooperatives Kargil Muhammad Iqbal and a number of senior officers from the district administration were among the others who participated in the event.
On the valedictory day of the event, around 20 poets recited their poetic compositions in Urdu, Balti, Purgi and Shina Dardi languages while as different short stories in regional languages, and research-oriented papers on different aspects of art, culture and languages were presented. Moreover, folk music performances were also presented by the folk artists that enthralled the audience.
The poets who presented their poetic renderings included Muhmmad Ali Nowsheen, Muhammad Hussain Rehnuma, Skarma Junglay, Akhone Safdar Ali Safdar, Aga Syed Hadi Shah Aga, Bashir Ahmad Wafa, Haji Muhammad Ibrahim Rahee, Ghulam Qadir Zaki, Ashraf Ali Sagar, Muhammad Ali Khumar, Muhammad Jawad Jalib, Muhammad Asgar Aasi, Tsewang Rigzin, Mukhtar Zahid, Muhammad Hussain Fayaz, Fida Hussain Wazir Fida, Muhammad Taqi Khan Nayaab, Muhammad Ali Babaa, Zakir Hussain Karbalai, Nissar Hussain Trespone, Sajjad Ali Shujaat, Fida Ali Fida Karkith, Nassir Hussain Tumaily, Farooq Ahmad Noorie, Barkat Ali Lone Nizami, Abdul Majeed Sehra, Ahmad Hussain Olpa and Muhammad Khalil.
During the paper reading sessions, Kacho Gulzar Hussain Khan presented his paper on the topic Ladakhi folklore in the contemporary times, Muhammad Sadiq Hardassi on The King of Balti Behre Taweel-Bawa Johar Ali Johar, Raza Amjad Badgami Shina Dardi Folklore- An overview and Muhammad Shafi Sagar on the topic the role of poetry in reforming the lives of communities in different times.