Jammu to host first ever All India Mushaira, Kavi Sammelan

Top bollywood lyricist, poets of country to participate

Jammu: To celebrate India’s 72nd Republic Day, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in collaboration with Radio Mirchi is going to organize a two day national poetry event at summer capital here on 27th and 28th of January.
Country’s top Hindi and Urdu poets, Bollywood lyricists and writers will be participating in the event.
This was stated by Secretary JKAACL, Munir ul Islam, while addressing a press conference held in this regard here Monday.
He, while elaborating on highlights of the event, informed that the gala literary program will be organized at Zorawar Singh Auditorium of University of Jammu and top dignitaries of Jammu and Kashmir are expected to participate in this first ever national event of its own kind. He said the Academy is also providing a platform to youth of Jammu and Kashmir in these events adding that the Radio Mirchi has organised a poetry competition in this regard and received 450 entries from youth of Jammu and Kashmir. After adjudging each entry, 10 best young poets have been chosen by adjudicators from Urdu and Hindi to recite their poetry during the event and interact with senior poets.
Distinguished poets who have given their consent to be part of this event on 27th of January in All India Mushaira included Wasim Barelvi, Manzar Bhobali, Nawaz Deobandhi, Kunwar Javed, Khushbu Sharma, Ana Dehlvi, Pritpal Singh Betab, Balraj Bakhshi, Dr. Liaqat Jafri, Dr. Shafaq Sopori , Dr. Nazir Azad and Rukhsana Jabeen. Besides, young poets participating in this event included Kanchan, Madima, Zahid, Roheet Verma, Sushant from Jammu in Hindi and in Urdu while Mohd Akram, Basit Ayoub, Mehak, Umair Umi and Yamin from Kashmir.
In Kavi Sammelan to be held on 28 January, Sunil Jogi, Jagdish Solanki, Sudip Bhola, Shashi Kant Yadav and Vishnu Saxena will take part.

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