JKAACL organises intra cultural meet to promote regional languages

In order to develop regional languages of the State a day long literary and cultural meet was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, here. A galaxy of writers, poets, intellectuals representing local ethos of Gojri, Pahari, Dogri, Kashmiri and Punjabi participated in this intra this median intra cultural function.
Ch Khalid Wafa- Reputed writer and Sub Divisional Magistrate Kalakote presided over the function while Dr Javaid Rahi Chief Editor of JKAACL, prominent poet and writer K K Khaki were in the presidium.
Dr Javaid Rahi, in his welcome address stated that Academy is focusing on the development of regional languages and this programme was organized to develop intra cultural understandings. He said that Academy is committed to promote the strong tradition of art culture and literature of twin border Districts and a number of poets are versatile in writing on the spot poetry in its original form.
Ch Khalid Wafa appreciated the Academy for holding such a prestigious function for promotion of regional languages which is an important community of plural society. He suggested that Academy should organise Poonch-Rajouri cultural conferences here at Kalakote and local administration support the event. He said that the spectrum of local languages is very vast and Academy should reach to each area and cover this cherished heritage.
In his address K K Khaki said that Poonch -Rajouri districts posses’ strong roots and writer’s community should strive hard to enrich the literary tradition of this important tribal language.
During the meet a regional languages Mushaira was held and 40 local poets representing different languages participated and recited their latest poetry. The main attraction of the event was the Music, Dance and theatre Performance programme. All the sessions were appreciated by the audiences.

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