Sopore, May 18, : J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language celebrated Youm-e-Rahim Saeb Sopori here on Thursday. In this connection, a function was held in the town featuring poetic symposia, paper reading session and musical performances.
MLA Sopore Abdul Rashid Dar was the chief guest at the function. Secretary JKAACL, Dr. Aziz Hajini was also present on the occasion.
Welcoming the guests, Dr. Hajini emphasized the importance of appreciating the works of great poets and litterateurs and said that the Academy would continue to promote and propagate their contribution.
Commending the work being done by the Academy, MLA Sopore said that it was due to the efforts of institutions like JKAACL that works of poets and litterateurs were being disseminated far and wide.
As part of the event, paper reading session was also held in which Prof. Mishal Sultanpuri, Muhammad Amin Shakeeb and Shahzad Manzoor read in-depth papers on life and works of the late poet.
Organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in association with Rahim Memorial Committee Sopore, the function was attended by a large gathering of writers, poets and intellectuals.
A mushaira was also held in which poets – Fayaz Tilgami, Abdul Khaliq Shamus and Munawar Parwana participated. Musical segment based on the poetic works of the late poet was also held on the occasion in which singers Gulzar Ahmad Ganaie and Farooq Ahmad Dar sang kalam of Rahim Saeb Sopori. (CNS)