Haq for promoting pahari language and culture

Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture  and Languages today organised an  impressive function on Bazam-e-Sheeraza  Pahari at K. L Saigal Hall,  Cultural Academy Jammu here today.

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj,  Abdul Haq Khan who was  the chief guest on the occasion  appreciated the steps taken by the academy  to  promote  Pahari Language and Culture in all aspects.  He said that all out efforts should be made to  preserve and promote Pahari  Culture and acquaint  younger generation to our rich cultural heritage .

The Minister stressed on providing platform to the budding writers poets and artists to show their talent

Secretary J&K Academy of Art culture and languages Dr Hazizi Hajni in his  welcome address said  that the academy is committed to promote  the regional languages and  in this regard various  programmes including Mushaira,  Conferences,  Seminar,  workshops  are being organised at  district and state  level.

Two papers on the Pahari short story and poems were presented by the noted writers and scholars Nissar Rahi and Anwar Khan respectively.  While poetry was recited by Sheikh Zahoor and story presentation by Zanfer Khokhar.

Earlier, two prominent singers including Master Kartar Chand and Parvez Malik presented beautiful and touching pahari songs which mesmerized the audience.

Proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr. Farooq Anwar Mirza, chief Editor Pahari

Dr Arvinder Singh Amn Additional Secretary J and K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Jammu Presented vote of thanks.

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