Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 13: Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Regd.), Jammu conducted fortnightly literary meeting at Tagore Public Hr. Secondary School, Rani Talab, Digiana, Jammu on Sunday. S. Kanwal Kashmiri, a renowned Punjabi writer from Kashmir presided over the meeting. Poets and writers of Punjabi attended the literary meeting and presented their creations. Dr. Baljit Raina, General Secretary, PLS- J on behalf of President, PLS welcomed the poets and writers and conducted the meeting.
The writers and poets presented their creations like article on Guru Nanak Dev's emphasis on caring the Environment read out by S. Kulwant Singh, a satire prose on the political play in the today's world by S. Pritam Singh Anjaan and poetry was recited by Suraj Sing Suraj, Resham Kaur Reshan, Harbhajan singh Upasak, Pyasa Anjum, Jang S. Verman, Amar Singh Kuka, Dr. Baljit Raina and Ajit Singh Mastana.
S. Kanwal Kashmiri, in his presidential address appreciated that all the writers and poets presented quality literary creations in the meeting. He said that Ghazal is also matured in Punjabi language as has been its case in many other languages. He appreciated the Punjabi Ghazal writers Pyaasa Anjum, Amar Singh Kuka and Ajit Singh Mastana for their contiburion in this regard in the Punjabi literature of J&K. He appreciated the poetry of Jang S. Verman who basically is a visual artist and has started wring poetry and short stories in Punjabi recently during last very few years.
Expressing concern over the turning of Tagore Hall, Srinagar into a theatre, the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Jammu and Jammu- Kashmir Punjabi Sahit Sabha, Srinagar unanimously opposed the move and asked the concerned ones to let the Hall be used for activities of art, culture, literary and performing arts by the artists and writers, as has been the case during its past.