STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To commemorate the Dogri Manata Divas, Nami Dogri Sanstha (NDS) on Wednesday organised a “Multilingual e-Kavi Goshti” Wherein Poets from Dogri, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English Languages participated covering vast range of subjects like patriotism, environment, corona pandemic, romance, social evils, political perspectives and social concerns.
The poetry comprised of lyrics, poems, Gazals and Chamukhe.
Capt Lalit Sharma, Convener NDS conceived, planned and supervised the programme whereas it was conducted by Yash Pal Yash General Secretary of NDS, who also presided over the literary meet. The poets who participated include Dr. Sushil Bhola, Savita Sharma, Kalpana Gupta “Rattan” , Sudershan Kumari, Tarsem Mahajan, Arun Sharma Banathia, Shambu Ram Pyasa, Sunaina Kaila, Neelam Verma Mahotra, Shallu Uppal Nargotra, Dr. Ram Gupta, Jatinder Jolly, Amarjit Kour “Neer”, K.D Koul “Mehboob”, Chaman Lal Sagoch, Usha Kiran, Dr. Poonam Sharma, Ram Paul Dogra, B.S Jamwal and Kusum Sharma “Antra”.
Prominent among others who participated include Prof. Anupama Sharma Patron Youth Wing NDS, Ram Kishore Uppal, Group Captain Dupinder Singh, Dr. Chanchal Sharma, Organising Secretary NDS, Kalpana Gupta, Savita Sharma, Kusum Sharma “Antra”, Ramesh Nirash and Nidhi Kaila Choudhary, President Youth Wing NDS.
Dogra Harish Kaila, President NDS congratulated and greeted entire Dogra fraternity on the eve of Dogri Bhasha Manata Divas and appealed to all the Dogras to take a pledge on this day to promote, strengthen and propagate Dogri Language and Duggar culture.
Yash Pal Yash in his presidential address said that Mother tongue Dogri automatically empowers our children to fast learn the other languages, unify us, maintain our identity, strengthen our bondage with nature and mother earth besides giving us a sense of pride and self respect.
He appealed the government to make Dogri Language compulsory at school level in consonance with the provisions of new National Education Policy.
The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila.