Ganderbal, November 9: On Thursday, the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Department of Students Welfare (DSW) hosted a Mehfil-e-Mushaira at the Tulmulla campus, kicking off a two-day event on “Literature, Folk Tradition, and Folk Art” in partnership with the varsity’s Departments of Urdu and Kashmiri.
Prominent academicians and poets such as Prof. Shafeeqa Parveen (who presided over the Mushaira), Prof. Shad Ramzan, Bashir Dada, Prof. Shafaq Sopori, Gulab Safi (online), Dr. Nighat Farooq, Fayaz Taligami, Adil Ashraf, Bashir Charag, Nighat Nasreen, Dr. Tanveer Tahir, Shaista Mubraq, Ather Bashir, Nisar Azam, Rashif Azami, Mubarak Lone, Masroor Muzaffar, Shabir Ahmad, Dr. Ali Muhammad Dar, Shamsuddin, and Sagar Nazir were present on the occasion.
The audience, which included academics, students, and faculty members, praised the poets and academicians who read their poems in both Urdu and Kashmiri throughout the occasion.
In keeping with the spirit of the Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat project, the event was organized in conjunction with the Bhartiya Bhasha Utsav-2023 to highlight the variety within the oneness of Indian languages, according to Prof. Shahid Rasool. According to him, these kinds of activities enable young people to form closer bonds in their hearts and brains and advance multilingualism, as envisioned by the NEP-2020.
The event was one of several celebrations that the Central University of Kashmir would host in honor of Bhartiya Bhasha Utsav 2023, according to Dr. Irfan Aalam, Head of the Department of Urdu and Dean of DSW.
The session was facilitated by Assistant Professors of Urdu, Dr. Rashid Azeez, and Kashmir, Dr. Samreen Geelani, respectively.