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JAMMU: J and K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), on Wednesday organized All India Urdu Mushaira at Jammu Club.
Prominent poets from all corners of the country participated and enthralled the audience.
Senior most poets Farooq Nazki, Arsh Sehbai and Asghar Velorvi were in the presidium.
Farooq Nazki welcomed the poets especially who have come across the country and appreciated the efforts of the Academy in promoting the art, cultural and languages of the State.
Secretary of the Academy, Haroon Rashid said that the All India Urdu Mushaira is a regular activity of the Academy which is organized every year in connection with Republic Day celebrations with an aim to have interaction of the local poets with the national level poets.
This also sends a massage of harmony and brotherhood to the society, he added.
Those who recited their poems were Saifi Saroonji, Asghar Velorvi, Mujeeb Sehzar, Rajesh Reddy, Rehanan Nasir, Parveen Kumar Ashak, Shahid Aziz, Natkhat Azeem Abadi, Zero Bandhvi, Farooq Raza; Azhar Hussain, Misdaaq Azmi, Qaseem Akhter, Krishan Kumar Toor, Mamta Singh, Javed Anwar, Farooq Nazki, Rafeeq Raaz, Hamdam Kashmiri, Dr. Shafaq Sopori, Dr. Nazir Azad, Rukhsana Jabeen, Zahid Mukhtar, Parvez Maanoos, Maqbool Sahil, Ayaz Rasool Nazki, Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, Iqbal Faheem, Arsh Sehbaie, Pritpal Singh Betab, Vidya Rattan Aasi, Liaqat Jafri, Khalid Karrar, Sham Talib, Sheikh Sajjad, Betab Jaipuri, Ahmad Shanas, Satish Vimal, Dr. Sabar Mirza, Syed Imtiaz Naseem Haashmi, Irfan Arif, Ushaaq Kishtwari, Tanveer Bhaderwahi, Manshoor Banihali, K.D Mani, Hassam-ud-Din Betab, Balraj Bakshi, Parvaez Malik, Rasheed Qammer, Sagar Sehraie, Zulfaqar Naqvi, Fida Kishtwari and Fareed Ahmad Fareedi.
Dr. Anwar Mirza conducted the proceedings of the programme who also presented vote of thanks.
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