JAMMU, November 6: A multilingual Mushaira was organized here today by Writers Forum.
Well-known poets from different languages have featured their poetry in the Mushaira.
Ahmed Shamas, a well-known poet, chaired the program while Dr. Shahnawaz Choudhary was the chief guest and Prof. Raj Kumar was the special guest while S. Pritpal Singh Betab, patron of the Writers Forum, also shared the ‘platform.
The program began with a welcome speech by Sudhir Mahajan, President of the Writers’ Forum.
Poetry in various languages was presented by the senior generation and the next generation of poets in the region.
Ahmed Shamas and Dr. Shahnawaz Choudhary expressed their views on the poetry featured in the Mushaira.
Poets who presented their poetry included Pyasa Anjum, Suraj Ratan, Fozia Mughal Jia, Sudhir Mahajan, Vishav Deep Sharma, Kirandeep Singh, Tanu Sudan, Dr Mukteshi Sharma, Ashu Tosh, Abdul Ghani Jagil, MS Kaamra, Harjit Singh Uppal, Jang S. Verman, Anila Singh Charak, Rajpaul Singh Mastana, Mohan Singh Nirala, Raj Kumar Chandan, Randhir Singh Raipuria, Bhupinder Singh Bhargava, Dr Baljit Raina, Prof. Raj Kumar, Prof. Lalit Magotra, Pritpal Singh Betab and Surinder Neer.
A poetry book “Shabdaan De Sur Panchhi”, authored by S. Harjit Singh Uppal was also published during the Mushaira.
Dr. Baljit Raina expressed his views on the content of the book and read some pieces of poetry from the book.
Surinder Neer, a well-known novelist and poet, led the proceedings of the Mushaira. She also extended the vote of thanks.