Eminent poet Mahjoor’s contribution to literature recalled at cultural event

File photo of Mehjoor
File photo of Mehjoor

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Mahjoor Foundation in collaboration with Moulana Azad Memorial Degree College Jammu organised a grand literary cum cultural event in commemoration of great poet  Mahjoor.

The function was aimed to  highlight his contribution and his universal message of religious tolerance ,communal harmony , brotherhood and love as envisaged in his  poetry. Eminent scholars ,intellectuals ,poets, writers , academicians and a large number of Mahjoor fans participated in the function and paid glowing tributes to Shayir e Kashmir Mahjoor.

The participants highlighted his outstanding contribution to “Kashmiri language/ literature and cultural tradition of Kashmir.”

A galaxy of distinguished guests including  Vijay Bakaya ,Professor RL Hangloo , former bureaucrat and advisor Khursheed Ganai , Aseer Kashtwari , Prof  Mohammad Zaman Azurdah ,Professor Shad Ramzan , Professor RL Shant ,Dr Shahnaz Qadiri , A K Naaz ,Ali Shaida , Hasrat Gadda ,Professor R L Talashi ,Chairman Gayoor Foundation Showkat Gayoor , Saleem Beig , Masooda Rajpuri ,noted poet Bashir ul Haq ,Dolly Ticku Aarwal ,former Principle Chief Conservator G H Kango ,Prem Nath Shad ,Majeed Masroor , Maqbool Ferozi , Vijay Sagar , Rinku Koul ,Santosh Nadaan , Fouzia Mughal ,Kusum Dhar , Ashok Gowhar and others attended the event. President Mahjoor Foundation Peerzada Abdal Mahjoor welcomed the guests.

Coordinator of Mahjoor Foundation Piarey Lal Shangroo presented a vote of thanks . Chief guest Vijay Bakaya while highlighting the contribution of Mahjoor said that the person and the poet Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor left an indelible and long-lasting impact on the cultural, literary, social and political scene of Kashmir. Khursheed Ganai said Mahjoor’s poetry revolutionised the sensibility of the people of Kashmir and invoked in them the sentiment of Kashmiryat and Professor

Shad Ramzan highlighted the role of Mahjoor as a harbinger of modernism in Kashmiri poetry and also said that Mahjoor refreshed the “idiom of Kashmiri language making it wholesome and vibrant.”

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