Srinagar, Oct 10: Kashmir Young Writers Association conducted its 18th annual conference in Tagore Hall Srinagar. It was collaborated by state cultural academy and Radio Kashmir Srinagar.
Mr. Farooq Wagoori presented the welcome address. Mr Ranjoor Tilgami, patron and founder of KYWA presented the key note address. Manzoor Yousuf presented his paper entitled “Role of Kashmiri literary organizations and their duties”. Prominent poet and thinker Mr. Ghulam Nabi Khayal was chief guest and Mr Rafiq Raaz presided over the 1st session. Gh Hassan Gamgeen, Dr. Farooq Fayaz and Ranjoor Tilgami were also in the presidium.
Handicapped well known poet Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq was honoured by ” Khilat e Tauqeer”. Rooh e Ashaq a poetry collection of late Mushtaq Abdul Kareem of Goshbug Pattan was released. Mr. Showkat Tilgami presented book review on the book.
Mr. Ghulam Nabi Khayal in his speak threw light on the importance of the mother tongue. Dr. Farooq Fayaz admired the work and literary activities of KYWA. Mr. Rafiq Raaz also delivered a brief lecture on the evolution of literature. This session was conducted by Manzoor Yousuf (Program Organiser). Mohd Aslam Sodnari and Abdul Rashid Dar presented the music items.
2nd session was presided over by Syed Bashir Qousar. Kaleem Bashir, president of Maraz Adbi Sangam, Farooq Wagoori and Fayaz Dilgeer were also in the presidium. poetic symposium was conducted by young poets Masroor Muzafar. A large number of poets all over the valley participated in the poetic symposium.
Tagore Hall was fully packed. Participants from all districts attended this conference up to the end. Mr G.N. Dilnawaz presented the vote of thanks.
KYWA thanked State cultural academy, Radio Kashmir Srinagar, and Print and Electronic media.