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JAMMU: Duggar Manch Jammu, Grand Academic Portal India, Uttarakhand Sanskrit University Haridwar and UfirstMag Sikkim jointly organised Trans-Himalayan multilingual online Poetry Conclave-2021 on theme ‘Nama Saal Nama Savera’ with an objective of bringing awareness among young generation about relevance of regional languages.
Young poets in age group of 15 to 25 years were invited to present their poems in their mother-tongues including Dogri, Gharwali, Kumauni, Bhutia, Lepcha and Nepali. The programme was sponsored by GAP India. The technical support was provided by Dr Preeti Oza and Dr Gurudutta Japee of GAP India. All poems presented during the programme shall be published in Gap Bhasha Journal.
In inaugural session, Mohan Singh, President Duggar Manch welcomed all the participants, intellectuals and eminent guests from Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and expressed gratitude for coming up with their talent under one umbrella. He also exhorted upon budding poets to work with passion for their mother tongues. About thirty poets presented their poems in their respective mother tongues. Ten poets in each selected languages were chosen after semi- final round. The coordinators for Dogri were Gyan Singh and Prof Shalini Rana. In final round, the Dogri poets were adjudged by Dr Sudhir Singh, Joint Secretary, J&K BOSE.
While, Gharwali and Kumaoni sections were coordinated by Dr Shweta Awasthi, Dr Suman Prasad Bhat, Dr Meenakshi Singh, Dr Kanchan Tiwari and Dr Sushil Chamoli. The judge for Gharwali and Kumauni languages was Dr Kuldeep Pant. The winners in Dogri language were Lalit Anthal, Anuj Kumar and Sunaina Choudhary, while Diksha Kaluria and Sakshi Sambyal bagged fourth and fifth position.