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JU holds 'Mushaira', pays tribute to late Vidya Rattan Asi on his first death anniversary

JAMMU: In connection with the 1st Death Anniversary of legendary Urdu poet "Late Vidya Rattan Asi" Jammu Civil Society for Art and Literature and P.G. department of Urdu, University of Jammu jointly organized a function in which various speakers paid glowing tributes to Vidya Rattan Asi.

The speakers were of the opinion that the poetry of Vidya Rattan Asi will be remembered for a long time, as he projected the realities of life in his poetry. He was a poet par excellence. Besides was also a simple and Noble soul. His collection of poetry titled "Dasht-e-Talab", "Zindagi Ke mare Log" have been appreciated by the reputed critics of Urdu language and literature.

Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, the Chief Guest on the occasion appreciated the efforts of department of urdu, University of Jammu and Jammu Civil Society for Art and Literature for organizing a memorable program in the memory of Vidya Rattan Asi.

According to Vice Chancellor Vidya Rattan Asi was a towering poet of Jammu and Kashmir , his poetry is simple and attracts each and everyone. He lives his life in a poor condition. Because of many obstacles he wrote a poetry which could be placed at a high level. His Ghazals have been sung by different singers of the state and his poetry is quoted by different scholars at various stages. Earlier, Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Dean Faculty of Arts and HOD Urdu, University of Jammu while welcoming the guests presented a brief work of Vidya Rattan Asi.

Musical tribute were also paid to Viday Rattan Asi on the occasion. The prominent Ghazal Singers of the State namely Darmesh Nargotra and Raj Kumar Behrupia entertained audience with some prominent Ghazals of Vidya Rattan Asi. The proceeding of the program were conducted by Ravinder Koul while vote of thanks was presented by Khalid Hussain, Patron of the Jammu Civil Society for Art and Literature.

The General Secretary of the Jammu Civil Society for Art and Literature Mr Sohail Kazmi was too present on the occasion. The program was attended by students, scholars, Faculty Members and members of the civil society.


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