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Shina, Dardi literary meet at Drass
KARGIL, June 25: With the objective to encourage literary writing in Shina,Dardi language besides to give a platform to the Shina/Dardi poets, writers and scholars to express and exchange their fresh literary endeavors in the field of poetry, short story recital and research oriented paper presentation, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Kargil today organized a District Level Shina/Dardi Literary Meet at Government Higher Secondary School Drass, Kargil.

The meet comprised of different sessions of the rendering of poetic compositions (Shina ,Dardi Mehfil-e-Mushaira), short story recital (Shina/Dardi Mehfil-e-Afsana) and presentation of research oriented papers (Shina/Dardi Day Long Writers Seminar) by the senior as well budding poets, afsana nigars and writers. Around 45 Shina/Dardi writers, poets and scholars were invited to participate in the day long event.

In the paper presentation sessions Ghulam Ahmed Khan Jawan presented his paper on the topic entitled The Shins of Drass- A Historical Perspective, Raza Amjed Badgami on the topic The Origin of Dards and the History of their Migration towards Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, Tsewang Gyaltson on the topic History, Culture, Folk Songs and the Dance Forms of the Dards of Darchiks and Garkone and Mukhtar Zahid Badgami on the topic entitled Origin, History and the Present Position of Shina/ Dardi Language in Kargil and Elsewhere. A short story was presented by Muhammad Shafi Sagar while as the poets who rendered their poetic compositions included Mohammad Hassan Kaksari, Molvi Neyaz Ahmed Neyazee Holiyal, Farooq Ahmed Noorie, Ghulam Mohammad Shah Nigah Jasgond, Abdul Majeed Sehra Chokiyal, Najaf Ali Kaksari, Ahsan Ali, Feroze Ahmed Chirag Jasgond, Asgar Ali Asvi, Master Ataullah Parwaz Pandrass, Mukhtar Zahid, Raza Amjed Badgami, Muhammad Shafi Sagar, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Yaseen Ansari, and Javed Ahmed Pandrass.

Sub Divisional Magistrate Drass Barkat Ali Nizami was the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion Nizami while congratulating Cultural Academy Kargil for having organized this literary meet particularly for the Shina/ Dardi men of letters remarked that this gathering has undoubtedly proved an ideal occasion to the men of letters in this language belonging to different parts of Kargil District to know each others literary pursuits from close quarters, and to generate discussion and devise strategies for further development of the language.

News Updated at : Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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