Literary conference held at Manasbal Lake

Literary conference held at Manasbal Lake

Srinagar, Nov 12:  A  one-day literary conference was organized by Culture & Science Foundation at Manasbal lake in which a galaxy of  Kashmiri language writers took part.

The conference started with the sacred verses of The Holy Quran and a naat recited by Molvi Reyaz Hakbari and Fehmeeda Rehman respectively. The president of the CASF, Shehbaz Hakbari, presented a welcome address and dedicated the conference to the late Prof.Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Butt, the founding member of The Culture and Science Foundation (CASF).

The first segment of the conference was presided over by veteran writers namely G R Hasrat Gada, Abdul Ahad Hajini , Nazim Nazir , M Shafi Bhat and Shehbaz Hakbari while Nasir ul Karim presented his article titled "Scienci Mizaaj te Kaeshir Zabaan". Famous playwright and theater personality,  Nisar Naseem presented a  critical article about the book " Soun Drama" written by Dr. A. M Nishter.  Nisar Naseem presented an in-depth evaluation of the book stating that  "Soun Drama" is a path-breaking and outstanding book ever written on the criticism and evaluation of Kashmiri drama. Eminent personalities of the language discussed and the presented articles and the book threadbare. Later on the book  "Soun Drama " was released amid thundering applause of the audience. Famous writers  Amin Bhat , Hasrat Gada , Shehbaz Hakbari , Nazim Nazir , Nisar Nasim, AK Shams and Mubashir Nazki released the much-discussed book .

Later on, a composite Mushaira was conducted which was presided over jointly by AK Shams , Rashid Kanispori, and Zarifa Jaan. Celebrated poets from far and wide took part. The prominent poets who spellbound the audience with their creative poetry include AK Shams, Aakash Ali Mir , Mohi ud din Gul, Rashid Kanispori, Parray Yaseen , Mohtaj Ganstani, Mushtaq Sumbli ,Azher Nazir and Zareefa Jaan.

The conference was held in the splendid auditorium of the Guest House, situated on the banks of the world-famous Mansbal lake. The whole conference was anchored by an upcoming literary student activist, Fahmeeda Rehman.  In the end, Mushtaq Sumbli presented a vote of thanks making a special reference to all participating writers , activists, media fraternity, the generous residents of Mansbal Safapore and the concerned authorities of the Tourism Department.

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