Jammu Tawi, April 20
Governor N.N. Vohra released “Ag ne Par”, a translation in Pahari language by Sh. Parvez Maanous of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s autobiography “Wings of Fire”, at the Raj Bhavan here.
Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Member Legislative Council, gave a brief introduction about the author and the book.
Governor complimented Maanous for his laudable initiative to translate and make available the autobiography of such an inspiring personality to the readers of Pahari language. He urged Dr. Aziz Hajini, Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Cultural and Languages to see that such motivational books are widely circulated and made available in the school, college and public libraries and that the story book for children and a comic book in Pahari language brought out by Sh. Maanous should also be popularized.
Besides Abdul Haq Khan, Minister for Law & Justice, Rural Development; Raja Manzoor, MLA Karnah; Shafeeq Raina, Secretary Food and Supplies, Syed Showqat Hussain Kazmi, D.C. Excise, Dr. Zakir Hussain Malik Secretary Pahari Advisory Board; Sh. Abdul Qayoom Manhas, Retd. IGP; Mohammad Saleem Malik, Secretary Service Selection Board, Dr. Farooq Anwar Mirza, Chief Editor J&K Cultural Academy, . Sajjad Hussain Poonchi, Retd. CEO; Sh. Abdul Wahid Manhaas, Editor Pahari Section and Mohd. Saleem Sheikh. Public Relation Officer Pahari Board were present on the occasion.