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JAMMU: The Department of Urdu, University of Jammu organised ‘Meet the Poet’ programme here on Wednesday.
Urdu poet of Kashmir Shafq Sopuri was the invited poet who interacted with the students, scholars, faculty members and respectable citizens. The programme was presided over by reputed short story writer of Punjabi Khalid Hussain who in his presidential address describes Shafq Sopuri a reputed and serious poet of Urdu Language who has published three poetic collections and these has been liked by the Urdu world.
Khalid Hussain further said that Shafq Sopuri is a good fiction writer also who has also written novel ‘Nilama’ based on Adivasi. He has used the language of Adivasi in this novel. The novel has generated a new discussion in Urdu world said Khalid Hussain.
Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, while introducing Shafq Sopuri to the audience, said that Shafq Sopuri is a poet who knew the art of poetry. He said that Shafq Sopuri has written both poetry and prose.
Dr Nazir Azad former Principal GDC Kupwara, Prof. Shad Ramzan former HoD Kashmiri Kashmir University, Dr. Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, Associate Professor Department of Urdu, University of Jammu, Dr. A.R Manhas, Assistant Professor also highlighted the qualities of head and heart of Shafq Sopuri and described him a poet par excellence of Urdu Language.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr Farhat Shamim while vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Chaman Lal.
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