|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Mar 18: A Punjabi poetry collection titled 'Yaadan' written S. Balwinder Singh Jammu was released by Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (PLS), Jammu in a function organized by PLS.J at K L Saigal Auditorium, Writers' Club, Cultural Academy, Jammu today. Padamshree (Dr.) Jatinder Udhampuri, former Director Radio Kashmir Jammu (now AIR) was the chief guest on this occasion whereas Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, former Additional Secretary JKAACL presided over the programme. Dr. Baljeet Singh Raina, President, PLS-J, S. Popinder Singh Paras, Editor Sheeraza Punjabi, and S. Balwinder Singh Jammu were present in the presidium.
Dr. Baljeet Singh Raina, President, PLS-J extended a formal welcome to the guests, writers and the intellectuals present in the auditorium. A paper on the content and critical evaluation of the released book 'Yaadan', was presented by Dr. Gurpreet Kour.
It may be mentioned that S. Balwinder Singh Jammu, a retired Assistant Engineer has earlier authored 'Man Mandir', a collection of Punjabi poetry. His poetry book contains collection of Punjabi and Pahari language poems compiled in two sections. During the programme he recited select poems from the collection.
While speaking on this occasion, Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn complimented S. Balwinder Singh Jammu for creating qualitative poems depicting various memoirs of his life. He said that the poetry included in the book is bathed in the quality of innocence, simplicity, reflection of his memoirs.and contemporary concerns. Dr. Jitender Udhampuri also expressed his views on the poetry of Balwinder Singh and elaborated on his poetry with recitation pieces of the poems. Earlier writers Popinder Singh Paras, Harbhajan Singh Upasak, Suraj Singh Suraj, Suraj Parkash Ratan, Dr. Monojit, Dr. Baljeet Singh Raina, Rattan Singh Kanwal, Harjit Singh Uppal, and S S Chohalvi.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr. Gurpreet Kour, General Secretary, PLS-J. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Jang S. Verman, Press Secretary, PLS-J.