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3-day literary festival ‘Samanbal’ held in Magam

Post by RK News on Friday, October 28, 2022

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Srinagar, Oct 27: A three-day literary festival “Samanbal” organised by Gulshan Cultural Forum kashmir concludes here at Badran Magam.
Sammanbal was held in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 
Renowned researcher, translator, writer, poet and ex-chairman of Markaz-e-Noor of Kashmir University, Sheikh-ul-Alam chair, Prof. Bashar Bashir was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
The leading cultural figure Hasrat Gada attended the session as the guest of honour and the president of the forum Syed Bashir Kousar was also present in the presidium.
In the closing ceremony, the festival coordinator Gulshan Badrani gave a quick review of all the signs and thanked the participants for their participation.
During the session, many literary and cultural matters were discussed.
 Latif Niyazi, Pirzada Mohammad Ashraf, Maqbool Shaida, Idrak Naseem and Umar Shaida participated in this discussion.
During the closing ceremony, the Ministry of Culture's initiatives were appreciated related to Art, Culture and Literature. 
Leading literary historian, writer, poet and former head of Kashmiri department of Kashmir University Prof. Shafi Shauq inaugurated the festival.
Well-known poet and researcher Professor Farooq Fayaz presided the session while as Professor Shad Ramzan, a well-known poet and former head of the Kashmiri department of Kashmir University, was present as the guest of honour. 
Noted researcher and poet Ranjoor Tilgami delivered the keynote address while as Forum's President Syed Bashir Kausar delivered the inaugural address.
Forum's General Secretary and Festival Coordinator Gulshan Badrani systematically explained the aims and objectives of the festival.
 The annual award of the year 2021 was given to the leading writer and fiction writer Professor Gulshan Majeed and the leading poet and writer of the year 2020 Shahnaz Rasheed.
Famous poet Fayaz Tilgami's Natia bouquet "Harf Harf Chu Naat Khan" was released while on the second day, Rahim Rahbar's novel "Wuddaw" was also released.
The book releasing ceremony was followed by the paper presentation and essay reading session.
Tahir Bhagat presented fiction while Shamshad Karala Wari, Shehbaz Haqbari presented essays. 
These sessions were chaired by Professor Gulshan Majeed and Shakeel-ur-Rahman respectively.
The last session of the first day of the festival involved poetry creations, in which fresh and noteworthy poets of Urdu and Kashmiri languages presented their poetic creations.

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