Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 20: In connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (PLS), Jammu and Punjabi Sahitik Sabha (PSS), R S Pura jointly organized a Punjabi Kavi Durbar at the Upper Gadigarh, Jammu residence of well known Punjabi poet Balwinder Singh Jammu.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & languages was the chief guest on this occasion. Dr. Gian Singh, former Additional Secretary, JKAACL, Dr. Monojit, President, PLS, Jammu and S. Harjit Singh Uppal, President, PSS, R S Pura shared the presidium. Well known writers, poets of Punjabi, Dogri, Hindi and Kashmiri, intellectuals and family members of Balwinder Singh attended the meeting. President, PLS and PSS welcomed the poets, writers and intellectuals and expressed their views on the life, philosophy and principles given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
A multilingual Kavi Durbar was conducted in which Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik, Gurpreet Kaur, Suraj Singh Suraj, Amarjit Kaur Neer, Sharan Star, Santosh NadaaMukesh Singh Shirazi, Kewal Krishan Shakir, Jang S. Verman, Bhupinder Singh Bhargav, Mnjeet Singh Kamra, Usha Kiran Kiran, Dr. Baljit Singh Raina, Bachan Bharti, Prabhjot Kour, Om Dalmotra, Sham Talib, Dr. Chanchal Dogra, Nirmal Vinod, Amar Singh Kuka, Balwinder Singh Jammu, Dr. Monojit, Harjit Singh Uppal and Dr. Gian Singh recited their poetry in Punjabi, Dogri, Hindi and Kashmiri languages.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn said that the principles given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji about five hundred years back are relevant to the today's world. He emphasized on the need of linking our life with the traditional roots.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr. Baljit Singh Taina and vote of thanks was extended by Balwinder Singh Jammu.