|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 26: Punjabi Lekhak Sabha Jammu and Punjabi Sahitak Sabha, R S Pura organized joint Literary Meet at Nanak Nagar, Jammu today where intellectuals, writers and poets were present to recite their creations. Renowned Urdu Ghazal writer Pritpal Singh Betab presided over the programme whereas S. Amar Sing Kuka, President, PLS and S. Harjit Singh Uppal, President Punjabi Sahitak Sabha, R S Pura shared the presidium.
S. Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik, former President, PLS welcomed the guests and writers. Punjabi poems were recited by Ajeet Singh Mastana and Harbhajan Singh Upashak (Kashmir) and a short story by Balwinder Singh, Amarjeet Neer, Pritam Singh Anjaan, J P Singh, Jaswant Singh, S P Virdi, Sharan Star, Rajbir Singh, Rajpaul Singh Mastana, Jang S. Verman, Dr. Nirmal Vinod, Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik, Harjit Singh Uppal, Balwinder Singh Deep, Swami Antar Nirav, Amar Singh Kuka, Pritpal Singh Betab. A short story was also read out in the programme.
An interaction was also held to critically evaluate the literary creations presented in the programme. Speaking on this occasion Betab appreciated the efforts of both the organizations for coming together for sharing their creative activities. He appreciated the poetry of all genres and short story read out by the participants in the programme. He said that it's encouraging to see the new and young poets and writers coming forward for the cause of Punjabi literature in the state.