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JAMMU: The Vice-Chancellor of University of Jammu, Prof. R.D Sharma on Wednesday released a collection of Dogri poetry titled ‘Sparsh De Gulmohar’ translated by Chhatarpal in a function jointly organised by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and P.G Department of Dogri, University of Jammu.
The original version in Hindi has been written by a renowned Hindi Poet and Artist Sangeeta Gupta, IRS, presently working as Chief Commissioner, Income Tax Department.
On the occasion, Prof R.D Sharma was the Chief Guest while N.D Sharma, eminent Dogri and English writer presided over the function. Prof Sushma Sharma, HoD PG Department of Dogri, University of Jammu; Chhattarpal, translator in Dogri of Hindi poetry ‘Saparch De Gulmohar’ and Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages were also present in the presidium. While appreciating the translation work of ‘Saparch De Gulmohar’, Prof R.D Sharma further said that Chhatarpal is an established short-story writer both in Hindi and Dogri and besides this by translating the Hindi poetry of Sangeeta Gupta into Dogri also adds one more feather in his cap of contribution for the development of Dogri language and literature. Prof Nilamber Dev Sharma appreciated the translation of the poetry of renowned poet, Sangeeta Gupta in Dogri language. Prof Nirmal Vinod, renowned poet of Dogri, Hindi, Punjabi and intellectual, presented a review paper on the Saparsh De Gulmohar.
Sangeeta Gupta and Chhattarpal also spoke on the occasion and shared their experiences of creative process and translation of the original work respectively.
Prof Sushma Sharma welcomed the distinguished guests and the gathering while Dr Arvinder Singh Amn presented vote of thanks. Dr Rattan Basotra, Assistant Editor, conducted the proceedings of the programme.
Among others were present include Prof Rita Jatindra, Dr Jatindra Udhampuri, Dr Om Goswami, Madan Pada, Brijmohan, Vinod Bhan, Basant Vyogi, Usha Kiran Kiran, teaching faculty, scholars, students and eminent citizens of the region.
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