STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: International seminar on the ‘Life and Works of Gulzar’ was organised on second day of the three-day ‘Jashan-e-Gulzar’ event organised by the Department of Urdu in collaboration with Department of Student Welfare, University of Jammu in Prof Gian Chand Jain Seminar Hall of the Department of Urdu. The world renowned critic and researcher of Urdu, Dr Taqi Abedi presented a key note address on poetry and writings of living legend ‘Gulzar.’ He said that Urdu is a language of love, brother-hood and mutual understanding and Gulzar is a symbol of Urdu language and literature. Prof Taqi Abedi said that Urdu should not be related to any religion as most of the religious books have been written also been written in Urdu. Dr Taqi Abedi threw light on various forms of ‘Trivani’ in detail and advised the students to write ‘Trivani’ as it is the need of 21st century. Prof Shohab Inayat Malik announced that Department of Urdu will make efforts to introduce ‘Trivani’ in the curriculum. Prof Malik further said that Gulzar migrated from Dena (now in Pakistan) to Mumbai, where he started his career in different capacities. Gulzar has worked with renowned actors like Sanjeev Kumar also, he added. Dr Asif Almi, Dr Farhat Shamim, Dr Shehnaz Qadri and Khalid Hussain presented a detail paper highlighting contributions of Gulzar as Filmmaker, Writer, Producer and Director. While replying to volley of questions by the audience, Gulzar presented various verses depicting the tragedy of partition. He also presented a ‘Nazm’ on Kashmir, which was highly appreciated by audience. Gulzar said that Urdu is a language of culture and it would remain so, forever. Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu presented formal vote of thanks while Dr Reyaz Ahmed conducted proceeding of the programme.
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