Saturday, April 9, 2016
Radio Kashmir, Jammu and Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages felicitate Ved Rahi in Jharokha-14
In a series of programmes Jharokha-14 jointly organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Radio Kashmir, Jammu, Ved Rahi, renowned Dogri writer, Director and Eminent scholar was felicitated and an interaction was also arranged on the occasion today at KL Saigal Hall.
Prof Lalit Magotra, Convenor Dogri, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi and prominent Dogri writer, scholar was the chief guest, ND Jamwal, Dogri writer, playwright, poet, critic and artist of National repute presided and Mohan Singh, Dogri writer, poet and playwright was the guest of honour. VK Sambyal, Station Director, Radio Kashmir, Jammu, Dr Aziz Hajini, Secretary and Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, JKAACL were also present on the occasion.
While delivering his presidential address, Prof Lalit Magotra appreciated the contribution of Ved Rahi for the promotion of Dogri language, culture and literature. He said that Ved Rahi succeeded in bridging the Dogri language of the State and the literature of National and International scenario.ND Jamwal said that the short-stories and novels penned by Ved Rahi were largely read and received appreciation all over the country particularly in J&K. Collections of poetry in Dogri by Ved Rahi reflects the social evils and the effect of modernization at global level in Dogri culture and literature.
Prof Veena Gupta, former HOD, PG Department of Dogri, University of Jammu, linguistic and scholar and critic of Dogri presented a research paper on life and contribution of Ved Rahi in Dogri language and literature.Ved Rahi, while sharing his experiences and creative process informed about his experiences and creative process, informed about his journey and experiences.Ashok Gupta, Editor Dogri, JKAACL read out the citation.
Earlier, Dr Aziz Hajini presented the welcome address, while vote of thanks was presented by Dr Arvinder Singh Amn. The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Anjana Badyal from Radio Kashmir, Jammu.Among others present were Prof Shashi Pathania, Prof Rita Jatindra, Chhatterpal, Brij-mohan, Dr Adarsh, Ravinder Kaul, Surinder Goel, Shiv Dev Singh Susheel, Shushank Choudhary, Santosh Sangra, Dr Lalit Gupta, Narinder Singh, Baljit Raina, Hardeep Singh Deep, Mrs Sudesh Raj, KK Shakir, Dr Kamal Sharma and Prof Archana Kesar.