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Mehfil-e-Gang-o-Jaman: literary meet at Ghalib Academy

New Delhi: Ghalib Academy witnessed Mehfil-e-Gang-o-Jaman in which literary figures of three Indian languages - Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi participated. Presided by renowned literary figure G.R. Kanwal; the programme had K.L. Narang Saqi as the chief guest. Scholars stressed the need of popularising the literary works in these three languages and also the necessity of apprising the common man about the research being undertaken. It was proposed to organise a joint action committee comprising writers (and scholars) of these languages. A project to publish the writings in these languages covering prose, poetry, stories, humour etc. was also proposed. It was lamented that budding writers have not been adequately encouraged. Among the speakers were Gurinder Singh Azam Kohli, Vaqar Manwi, Seemab Sultanpuri, shahbaz Nadeem, Maan Singh Maan, Varinder Qamar, Mansur Ahmad Usmani and Jam Bijnori.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 January 2011 on page no. 20

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