Srinagar, Dec 26: Noted writer, poet scholar and Secretary Cultural Academy Dr Aziz Hajni will soon took over as Convener of Kashmiri Board of Sahita Academy New Delhi. Dr Hajini was the Convener of this Advisory Board New Delhi from 2008 to 2012
The five year term of incumbent Convener Professor Muhammad Zaman Adurda has ended while the Board has decided to elect Dr Aziz Hajni as new Convener.
Another noted scholar and poet from Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Atish will be elected as Advisory Board member of Kashmiri Board of Sahita Academy.
Dr Aziz Hajni has started his literary carrier from a literary organization Halqa-Adab Hajin Sonawari. The organization proved to be a launching pad for this literary stalwart who has showed his worth not only at the state level but at the national and international levels as well.
Dr Hajini did his PhD on Development of Kashmiri Prose During 20th century.
Born as Abdul Aziz Parrey, he hails from Hajin Sonawari Kashmir wherefrom he gets his pen name. He has held several positions in academic and literary circles including the post of the Deputy Director Academic, Kashmir division; Research Officer State Institute Of Education, Srinagar; OSD Cultural Education, Department of School Education Government of J&K; Coordinator Sheikh-Ul-Alam Chair, Center for Sheikh-Ul-Alam Studies, University Of Kashmir.
Dr Hajini is the first Gold Medalist in Kashmiri language from the University of Kashmir. He is author of several books in Kashmiri language and has done translations of many books from English to Kashmiri. Besides being the Shahitya Akademy award winner, he was also conferred New Delhi Award for best translation in Kashmiri for the year 2013.
He is also the Member on Expert Committee for Granting Senior and Junior Fellowships in Literature, Ministry of Culture Government of India from 2009.
Dr Hajini was thrice elected as the General Secretary of the Adbi Markaz Kamrazbetween 1998 and June 2008.He was also the President Kashmir Theater Association from 1998 to 2000. Dr Hajini is the empanelled jury member for Sahitya Akademi Awards. He has participated in seminars, symposia and conferences world over including Canada, USA and United Arab Emirates.
Dr Hajini is also Editor of the Alamdaar, – the English and Kashmiri language yearly journal of Center for Sheikh-Ul-Aalam Studies, Kashmir University; Editor, Noor, the News Letter of Center for Shiekh-Ul-Aalam Studies, Kashmir University and Patronand Editor of Prav, yearly Journal of Adbi Markaz Kamraz. CNS