LAACL Kargil organises district-level multi-lingual Hamdiya Naatiya Mushaira

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Kargil, Mar 29, 2024
Kargil :

In connection with Ramadan, the Ladakh Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (LAACL) Kargil organised a district-level multi-lingual Hamdiya Naatiya Mushaira at the Cultural Academy Hall, Kargil, on March 28. 

During the event, 20 poets from different parts of Kargil described the virtues of Ramadan by presenting poetic compositions in Purgi, Balti, Dard Sheen, Dard Aryan, and Urdu.

Padma Shree awardee and renowned scholar of Kargil, Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat, was the chief guest, while Editor of All India Radio Kargil, Mohd Abdullah, was the guest of honour.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat appreciated LAACL Kargil for organising such a fruitful literary event. While praising the poets for their successful rendering of poetry, Basharat expressed hope that men of letters can play a greater role in bringing positive changes in society. He said Ramadan preaches self-control, tolerance, and patience and is an annual strengthening of one's inner personality.

Editor of All India Radio, Kargil, Mohd Abdullah, in his speech, appreciated the academy for organising such poetic symposia from time to time, thereby giving a fillip to literary activities in the district.

Eminent poet and writer, Ghulam Ahmed Jawan (State Awardee), and renowned Purgi poet Aga Sayed Hadi Shah graced the event.

Earlier, in his welcome speech, Deputy Secretary of LAACL Kargil, Nazir Hussain, spoke about the aims and objectives of the two-day literary event. He said the contribution of writers and poets in the literacy field is commendable and has been instrumental in making a healthy society. He said LAACL Kargil is committed to preserving and promoting rich art, culture, and languages in the district through such literary programs.

The Deputy Secretary also expressed gratitude to the literary fraternity of Kargil for their tremendous support in gracing such programs from time to time. He further said that Ladakh Cultural Academy is open to lending a helping hand to people interested in showcasing their poetic talent. He urged novices to participate in such programs to have a know-how of the ambiance and seek necessary guidance from seniors.

Nazir Hussain urged the concerned quarters connected with the academy to continue their support, enabling the academy to fulfil the desired objectives with ease and contentment.

Noted Balti and Urdu Scholar, Abdul Hadi Balti, conducted the program proceedings, while Head Assistant of LAACL, Kargil, Zakir Hussain Khan, presented the vote of thanks.