BUDGAM, APRIL9: Glowing tributes were paid today to eminent poet Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor on his 66th death anniversary during a function held at Boys High School Paller in Budgam.
Observing it as Mahjoor day, a daylong function was organized by Chief Education Office Budgam in collaboration with District Information Centre Budgam, JKAAC&L and CEEO India.
Chief Education Officer Budgam, Rouf Ahmad Shahmiri presided over the function, where teachers and students from different schools threw light on life and poetry of Mahjoor.
While paying rich tribute to the poet, participants termed poetry of Mahjoor as great contribution to the Kashmiri language.
Speakers said Mahjoor’s contribution enriched not only the Kashmiri language, but it also depicts picture of Kashmiri culture.
Terming Mahjoor as poet of masses, speakers said Mahjoor would forever remain alive in minds of people for representing Kashmiris through his revolutionary poetry.
Meanwhile, trophies were distributed among the first three winners of musical instrument play competition held on the occasion.
Paying glowing tributes to the eminent poet, CEO lauded organizers for holding the function to remember the legendary poet.
A similar function “Youm-i- Mahjoor” was celebrated at Town Hall in Budgam, where eminent poets and poetesses read out and recited the poetry of Manjoor to pay him tributes.
The function was organized by Bargi Chinar Mahjoor Cultural Origination Arigam.
Tehsildar Khansaheb presided over the function while as Majeed Masroor, Abdul Ahad Gulshan, Mohammad ShafiShaheen, Aziz Sidiquee, Rehana Kounsar, Syed Fida, Assadullah Assad and FehmeedaSopori were among other prominent poets and poetesses who presented their poetry to remember the legendary poet on his 66thdeath anniversary.