Gulzar an ambassador of rich Indian Culture: Advisor Ganai

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/13/2019 2:00:02 PM

Gulzar termed every language as a National Language

JAMMU, Mar 12: The Golden Jubilee celebration of Jammu University today began with “Jashn-e-Gulzar”, with the inaugural ceremony witnessing participation of some world famous Indian writers and poets.
Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, in presence of eminent Film Director, legendry poet and writer Gulzar inaugurated the three day high profile cultural event organized by the Department of Urdu and Dean Student Welfare as part of celebrations of the University which will continue for the entire year.
On the occasion, Gulzar enthralled the audience by rendering some of his famous poems’ “ Yeh Kaisa Ishq hai Zaban Ka , Table Lamp, Balli Maraan in his unique and imitable style. Gulzar who affection for Mirza Ghalib is well known also paid rich tributes to the famous Urdu poet and regarded himself as the third servant of Ghalib. Gulzar through his eloquent poems highlighted present scenario in the Country and further said that every language is unique in its own way and termed every language as National Language. Jb Gulzar Sb. on listening to the 'Kul-Geet', the song of the University expressed his desire to learn Dogri so that he could also write in Dogri as well as it sounds musical and is a sweet language. He was also appreciative of the young poets of present era . He had all praises for the fine outstanding poets who presented their poems on the occasion.
Vice Chancellor Jammu University, Prof. Manoj K Dhar, Professor and a Canadian Urdu writer Dr Taqi Abedi, HoD Urdu, Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Dean Student Welfare, Prof S S Jamwal, Director Information, Gulzar Ahmed Dar, Registrar University of Jammu Dr Meenakshi Kilam other dignitaries and a large number of writers, poets, intellectuals and lovers of literature from different parts of the Country and state attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor said that such programmes provide a perfect platform to budding writers and poets to scale up their talent and skills in the world of literature. He hailed the contribution of Gulzar Saheb towards Bollywood through some of the most iconic films like Aandhi, Mausam, Parichay, Mere Apne, Maachis etc then to poetry and to Urdu, the language of his poetry. He said that Gulzar sahib is a household name in the country and a symbol and ambassador of India’s composite culture also known as Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb.
“Gulzar Sahib has been working with government organizations, including National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) and for that his contribution has been of great value” Ganai said.
Underlining the need for further promotion and propagation of Urdu language, the Advisor said that this language was born in India and is by all definitions and standards an Indian language. “It is a matter of great satisfaction that MoHRD has setup NCPUL and is also supporting the Universities for promotion and propagation Urdu language,” he noted. He said the government is taking all requisite steps to promote the language.
Ganai appreciated the role of Jammu University for organizing literary events and stressed upon on holding of more such events. He emphasized on the need to work inventively to stem the challenges that are causing decline to the language and thanked the Department of Urdu for taking the call to support the language.
Legendry Bollywood icon, Gulzar, presented a bunch of his heart throbbing creations which mesmerized the audience.
Eminent poets from across the country and artists of Information Department participated in the event and enthralled the audience with their verses.
On this occasion books written by Dr Shahnaz Qadri on the life and works of Gopichand Narang and Dr Teqi Abedi on the works of Gulzar were also released by the dignitaries.
Prof Shohab Inayat Malik, Head, Dept of Urdu presented brief synopsis of the both the books and lauded the efforts of the author for writing meaningful books for the benefits of the Students and Scholars.
The participating poets included Khushbir Singh Shaad, Mukesh Alam, Adil Farhat, Jeevan Sharma, Dharmesh Nargotra and others.



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