Pahai Poetry Book by Swami Antar nirav released by ‘Baithak’ in Jammu

Jammu: ‘Baithak’, a cultural organization organized a programme at K L Saigal Hall, Cultural Academy Complex, Canal Raod, Jammu Saturday to release his collection of Pahari (Pothohari language) poems titled ‘Kujh Baaqi Aie’. Padamshree Rajinder Tikku, an international awardee sculptor of J&K state was the chief guest on this occasion whereas Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages was the guest of honour on this occasion. Senior Punjabi and Urdu writer Khalid Hussain presided over the programme. Smt. Daleep Kaur and S. Narayan Singh, the parents of Swami Antar Nirav also shared the dais.
The book ‘Kujh Baaqi Aie’ is the first poetry collection published by him. His second book is ready for publication in Punjabi.
A critical paper on the released book was presented by Dr. Raj Kumar Behrupia. The paper explored various aspects of literary elements of his poems and the book. He said that the poetry of Swami Antar Nirav bears the fragrance of the soil of his land. He said that the poetry of Swami Antar Nirav has spread in the literary circles speedily during the recent times. He also read out the messages received from many renowned poets of the country, appreciating his literary works and his style of presentation of his poetry in local dialect of Pothohari languages spoken in Poonch belt of the country.
Many writers and intellectuals present in the programme expressed their views on the literary work of Swami Antar Nirav.
Swami Antar Nirav presented select pieces of poetry works included in the released book in his peculiar presentation style which got big applause of the members of the august gathering in the hall.
In his presidential address Khalid Hussain appreciated the contents and style of writing and presentation of poetry by Swami Antar Nirav. He said that Swami has made his presence felt in the literary circles not only of the country but throughout the world. The poems of Swami have impressed the writers of many languages because of their richness in universal appeal to the minds of numberless listeners of his poetry.
Padamshree Rajinder Tikku in his address said that Swami Antar Nirav is a real artist who has developed a universe of his own to convey his emotions to share with the whole humanity. He said that his poetry is very rich in imagery ant it needs to be preserved.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn also expressed his views on this occasion. He said that the programme should have been made live to be available all over the world. He emphasized that the rich treasures should be recognized keeping in view the quality of the output of the creative people.
Prominent among others who were present in the programme included Dr. Javed Rahi, Dr. Baljeet Raina, Devinder Singh Vishawnagrik, Jang S. Verman, Hardeep Singh Deep, Balwinder Singh Deep, Dr. Pritam Singh, Pyasa Anjum, Sunil Sharma, Dr. Kamaljeet Singh, Joginder Singh Paandhi, Vijaya Thakur, Kunwar Shakti Singh, Rajinder Ranjha, Suraj Rattan, Deepak Kumar, Dr. Raj Kumar Behrupia, Advocate Bhupinder Singh Bhargav, Dr. Mirza Farooq Anwar, Dr. Randhir Kaur, Gurcharan Singh Star, Prabhjot Kaur, Resham Singh, Rajbeer Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Shashi Pavel, Prabhjot Singh, Simrandeep Singh and others.
Dr. Liyaqat Jafari conducted the proceedings of the programme counting his experiences with Swami Antar Nirav in exchanging literary and philosophical issues.

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