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JAMMU: Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (PLS), Jammu, in collaboration with Punjabi Adbi Sangat, Jammu, organised a seminar on ‘Jammu Kashmir De Punjabi Sahit Da Vishleshan: Series- 1’ here at K L Saigal Hall on Sunday.
S. Kanwal Kashmiri, a renowned Punjabi writer from Kashmir was the Chief Guest. Dr. Jagbir Singh, former Dean and Head of Punjabi Department, Delhi University presided over the programme. Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, was also present on the dais. Dr. Darya from Punjabi Department of Punjabi, GNU, Amritsar, presented the key note address.
In his welcome address, Dr Susheel Sharma, President, Punjabi Adbi Sangat said that many factors are responsible for spreading the local languages. He added that only people cannot take the movements ahead but multipurpose strategy is needed to handle it. He also pointed towards the need of mobilizing resources and means to run an organization and publication of literary magazines.
A Punjabi poetry collection titled ‘Kavita Mere Jehi’ by Dr Monojit and edition of Punjabi magazine ‘Lok Vani’ were also released.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Kanwal Kashmiri and Dr. Jagbir Singh expressed their views. Dr Jagbir Singh emphasised that the roots of Punjabi language are deeply rooted from the time immemorial. He gave sufficient illustrations to elaborate his viewpoint.
Four sessions were conducted during the seminar after the inaugural session.
Kanwal Kashmiri, Pritpal Singh Betab, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Monojit, Devinder Singh Vishavnath and Amar Singh Kuka were also present.
The emphasis of the seminar was on eight senior Punjabi writers of Jammu and Kashmir State in the first of its series.
A total of forty Punjabi writers have been selected to be included in the series of such seminars.
Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dr. Sahib Singh, Dr. Manjinder Singh, Ashok Bhagat, Satinderjeet Singh, Gurmail Singh, Dr G.S Sandhu and Dr. Gurpreet Singh presented their research papers on the literary works of Dr Monojit, Dr. Sushil Sharma, Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik, Dr Baljeet Singh Raina, Amar Singh Kuka, Didar Singh, Surinder Neer and Ujjagar Singh Mehak. Dr. Jagbir Singh, Dr. Darya, R.K Mujahid, Abhimanyu Sharma, Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Pritpal Singh, Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Sidhu, Kanwal Kashmiri and Dr. Praveen Kumar took part in panel discussions.
Various issues related to contemporary scenario in Punjabi literary world of Jammu & Kashmir state was discussed during the seminar.
Devinder Vishavnagrik extended the vote of thanks.
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