AACL organises a 2-day Punjabi Seminar at Tagore Hall
Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages (JKAACL) organized a two-day Punjabi Seminar at the meeting Hall of Tagore Hall in Srinagar.
The seminar was organised under the guidance of Secretary JKAACL Bharat Singh.
A noted Punjabi writer Kanwal Kashmiri presided over the inaugural session of seminar while Jagmohan Singh of Raina APSCC who is a well acclaimed Punjabi speaker was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
In-charge of the Translation Research Centre (TRC) AACL Srinagar Mufti Shafiq-ur-Rehman presented the welcome address on the occasion.
In the first session three papers were presented by writers on different aspects related to Punjabi literature and language with special reference to UT of J&K.
Paper readers in the first session included Ravinder Kour, Prof. Gurcharan Singh Raina, Harmohinder Singh Harji while in the second session included Dr. Shan Kashmiri, R. S Rajan, and Gurnam Singh Arshi.
Secretary AACL Bharat Singh appreciated the efforts of staff at AACL for the literary initiative. Jagmohan Singh Raina applauded efforts of AACL for organizing the literary programmes across J&K.
“Punjabi language is spoken in almost every corner of the country, our young scholars and learned personalities of J&K are also working for betterment of Punjabi language and literature,” he said.
Kanwal Kashmiri also highlighted the efforts made by AACL for providing the platform to young scholars for presenting their literature.
He elaborated that AACL provides subsidies to authors for publishing the valuable literature.
Ajeet Singh Mastana presented the Keynote address which remained impressive among the audience.
AACL’s Punjabi publication Sada Sahit 2021 Short Story Special number was also brought out by JKAACL also released in the inaugural session.
The proceedings of the program were conducted by Popinder Singh Paras editor Sheeraza Punjabi.