A participant reciting his couplets during the literary meet.
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in collaboration with Guru Gobind Singh Higher Secondary School, Kunjwani organised Punjabi Kahani Goshthi on Friday at the school premises.
Khalid Hussain, eminent Punjabi and Urdu short story writer presided over the programme. Prof Harbans Singh, Chairman, GGSHSS, Kunjwani, Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary JKAACL were also present in the presidium.
While delivering his presidential address, Khalid Hussain said that through this the youth of the day can be motivated to boost their inner ability of creative writing.
While stressing on the need and importance of mother tongue, he emphasised that we may learn all the languages and latest education techniques to compete the international competitions but mother tongue should also be spoken at home with family and this can be made possible with the active efforts of mother folk of the respective languages.
He also complimented all the short story writers who presented their short stories.
Earlier, while welcoming the distinguished guests and the gathering, Dr Arvinder, highlighted the future activities of the JKAACL and said that collaborating the educational institutions and providing the students the platform to share their creative writings with the established writers of the languages of the region will encourage them towards the literature.
The short stories were presented by Amanpreet Kaur(Jeb Katre), Harsimran Singh(Mauj), Jang S Varman (Mas Da Tukra), Dr Baljit Raina (Seep)and Khalid Hussain (Vele Di Bahar and Shardallu)
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr Baljit Raina and the vote of thanks was presented by Prof Harbans Singh, Chairman, of the School.
Others present were Dr Monojit, Amar Singh Kuka, Pritam Singh Anjan, Rahi Simbalpuria, Gurmeet Singh, students, staff and management of school.
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