Srinagar: Private Schools’ Association Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) on Thursday organised a book release function in the auditorium of SP College Srinagar during which the speakers highlighted the need to promote mother language.
A book titled “Bu Chus Gawah” written by noted fiction writer Anayat Bashir was released at the function. Justice (Rtd) Rashid Ali Dar was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Prof Bashar Bashir presided over the function.
Noted academicians Dr Farooq Fayaz and Dean School of Social Science and Head Deptt of Religious Studies Prof Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi were guests of honour.
The function was attended by a galaxy of noted writers, poets, academicians, art lovers of Jammu and Kashmir.
In his welcome address, G N Var, President Private Schools’ Association said that we need to propagate and promote our mother language if we want to touch the heights of success in various fields like science, art and technology.
Var said that our writers and academicians should come forward to frame the curriculum for our coming generations in accordance with the latest and changing face of the world. In his address, Prof Farooq Fayaz congratulated Private Schools’ Association for conducting such a function and proving their sense of responsibility towards our mother language. Prof Fayaz congratulated the writer Anayat Bashir for a good collection of short stories. Noted academician and Dean School of Social Sciences Central University of Kashmir said that we should encourage writers who write for preservation of heritage and our rich culture. He said that the private sector is doing a wonderful job in promoting the culture and history of Kashmir. In his address, Prof Bashar Bashir, former Head Sheikh ul Alam Chair Kashmir University said that only those nations survive in the world which preserve their intellectual character. He said that our literature is of great importance and universal acceptance.
Those who attended the function included noted actor Director Mushtaq Ali Ahmed Khan, Ex Director DDK Ghumam Din Bajad, writers Rahim Rehbar, Shabir Hussain, Nisar Naseem and Anayat Gul. Secretary PSAJK GN Shakir presented a vote of thanks.