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Two Day National seminar concludes at JU

JAMMU: The two day National seminar on the topic 'The Contribution of Non-Muslim poets of Jammu and Kashmir in the development of Urdu Language and literature' was today concluded by organizing a valedictory function.

The valedictory function was presided over by Prof. Abass Raza Nayyar, HOD Urdu Lucknow University while Prof. Mula Baksh from Aligarh Muslim University was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Dean Faculty of Arts and HOD Urdu also grace the presidium.

The speakers described the two day seminar a historical one in the sense that a lot of Non Muslim poets and writers of Jammu and Kashmir were discussed and their role was highlighted in the development of Urdu language.

During the seminar those Non Muslim writers and poets were highlighted and who contributed Urdu language & Literature includes the non muslim poets & writers of Chenab Valley, Pir Panchal, Udhampur, Kathua, Jammu & Ladakh.

In his address Prof. Abbass Raza Nayyar described Jammu and Kashmir a land of poet, writers and intellectuals. According to him poets and writer of Jammu and Kashmir irrespective of caste, color and creed has contributed a tremendous poetry in Urdu.

The Non Muslim poet like Aresh Shahbai, Balraj Bakshi, Joginder Pal Their, Mahkesh Kashmiri has written on different themes and their contribution to urdu language and literature could not be ignored by the history of writers of urdu. Same view were expressed by the Prof. Mula Baksh .

Earlier Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Dean Faculty of Arts and HOD Urdu threw light on the papers presented during the technical session. He informed that Paper Readers has almost covered all the poets of Jammu and Kashmir and presented a brief life and work of these Non Muslim poets, who had contributed for the development of Urdu language and literature.

He particularly referred Prem Nath Bazaz, Mulakh Raj Saraf, Vidya Rattan Asi, Prem Nath Dhar and others, who will be remember always for their contribution to Urdu language and literature.

Earlier two academic Sessions were held the 1st academic session was presided over by Prof. Ali Javeed from Delhi University and Prof. Shahid Pervaiz from MANUU Hyderabad. Aseer Kishtwari, Dr Asif Malik, Dr Mushtaq Hussain, Balraj Bakshi, Kouser Rasool, Bashir Bhaderwahi and Dr Farhat Shamim presented their papers on the subject.

While in the 2nd academic session was presided over by Prof. Mula Baksh and Javaid Malik Zada, those who presented their paper include Khalid Hussain , Prof. M.A. Wani, Dr Chaman lal, Dr Yashpal Sharam , Abdul Haque Nahemee, Dr Chaman lal, Dr Shehnaz Qadri, Dr Farhat Shamim.

The proceeding of the program of the academic session was conducted by Dr Abdul Rashid Manhas, Dr Chaman lal and Dr Farhat Shamim.

While vote of thanks was presented by Dr Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, Besides students, scholars , the sessions was attended by member of civil society including Khursheed kazmi, Aresh Shahbai , Rahat Hussain and others

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