Friday, November 2, 2018
Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi former ADG Doordarshan presides over 2nd session of 2 day Kashmiri conference at Srinagar organised by JKAAACL
JKAACL ORGANISED 2-Day Kashmiri Conference to Discuss the Scenario of Kashmiri Short Story.
J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages is organizing 2 days Kashmiri Conference on 31-10-2018 and 01-11-2018, at Tagore Hall Srinagar. The Conference is being held to discuss various aspects of Kashmiri Short Story.
In this connection the inaugural function was held today, which was presided over by the noted Writer and Scholar Giyan Peeth Awardi Prof Rehman Rahi. Eminent Short story Writer, literary Historian and Broadcaster Shri Avtar Krishan was the chief guest on this occasion, while as eminent Scholar Prof. Shafi Shoq, Secretary Academy Dr Aziz Hajini and Zaffar Muzafar Chief Editor Kashmiri Encyclopedia were also in the presidium. In his welcome address Dr Aziz Hajini described in detail the activities performed by the Academy in connection with the promotion and Development of reginal languages of the state especially Kashmiri Language. He said we have an immense treasure of Kashmiri Short Stories already written and also being written during the present period by our eminent and young fiction writers. He said that this conference is an important part of those sincere efforts in which the overall scenario of Kashmiri Language with special reference to short story writing will be discussed threadbare. Prof Shafi Shoq presented the keynote address of the conference in which he gave the details of prominent Kashmiri Short Stories written so far and also referred to some important names in this field.
A few publications in Kashmiri brought out by JKAACL were also released on the occasion which includes special issue of Kashmiri Shreeza on Gh Nabi Nazir, Kashmiri translation of Zakheerat-ul-Malook, Nawjawan Number of Soan Adab Kashmiri and a monograph on Master Zind Koul.
The chief guest Shri A.K.Rehbar in his unique way and diction described in detail the beginning of Short Story in Kashmiri Language. Prof Rehman Rahi in his presidential Address congratulated the Secretary Academy and his Editorial Staff for organizing the conference on an important issue like the scenario of Kashmiri Short Story. Proceedings of the inaugural session were conducted by Dr Syed Iftikhar Ahmad Assistant Editor while Mr. Zafar Muzafar Chief Editor Kashmiri Encyclopedia presented Vote of thanks.
The first session of the conference was held on the topic “THE BEGINNING OF KASHMIRI SHORT STORY_ Fist. FIRST PHASE”. It was a penal discussion in which Mr Farooq Masoodi, Mr. A.K.Rehbar, Prof Gulshan Majeed and Dr Roop Krishan Bhat participated as discussants while as Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq moderated the proceedings. Some participants from the audience asked some questions to the panel which were answered by them satisfactorily.
The second session of today’s proceedings consisted on a Short Story reading session, presided over by Dr Rafiq Masoodi former Secretary JKAACL in which Mr Rasheed Rashid, Mohiudin Reshi, Shahid Delnavi and Yousuf Jahangir presented their Short Stories while as Majeed Aasmi, Barkaat Nida and Dr G.N. Haleem evaluated these stories Dr.Masoodi in his presidential address asked for the need of developing critics and criticism of prose and poetry in kashmiri literature which unfortunately is the most hated job here as none likes to face critical evaluation of his creatives which of late has not allowed THE LITERARY CRITICISM to develop as a form here.
Some participants from the audience also took part in the discussion. This session was conducted by Dr Shabnam Rafiq Assistant Editor.
Today’s proceedings of the conference were attended by a galaxy of writers, Scholars, Poets, Journalists and artists including some eminent personalities like Prof Mohammad Zaman Azurda, Gh. Nabi Aatish, Abdal Mehjoor, Zareef Ahmad Zareef,Shabir Mujahid, Gh Rasool Josh, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Aijaz Gh Mohammad Laloo, Ab. Ahad Hajini, Sadu Din Saidi, Aijaz Kakroo, Shabnam Tilgami, Zahir Banhali, Jan Mohammad Azad, Nayeem Kashmiri,Dr Hasrat Hussain, Gh Nabi Shaheen, Mohiudin Aajiz, Mtr Roohi Jan, Gulshan Badrani, Shamshad Kralwari, Tanha Nizami, Maqbool Ferozi, Inayat Gul, Zameer Ansari, Mohammad Yousuf Dilbar. Bashir Zair, Izhar Mubashir, Nisar, Nisarun Nabi, Ali Eliyas, Wali Mohammad Khoshbash, Noor Din Hosh, Ayub Sabir, Nazeer Josh, Majeed Masroor, Gh Mohiudin Mir, Mtr.Rehana Kousar, Shair Khan, Khursheed Khamosh, G.R. Hasrat Gada, Jeelani Kamran, Mohammad Yousuf Shaheen, Irfan Yitoo, Baba Abid.
Contributed by :- Dr. Rafeeq Masoodi. firstname.lastname@example.org