SHOPIAN: District Information Centre Shopian today organized a daylong Mehfil e Mushaira and special cultural program in collaboration with Azad Cultural Society Thairen Kandi Keller here at Kathahallan in Shopian.
On the occasion, District Information Officer Shopian Showkat Ahmad Khan who was the chief guest, lauded poets, poetess and writers for their contribution towards the promotion of Kashmiri culture and literature.
He said that their contribution not only promotes the Kashmiri culture but also local tradition and customs.
He said that, “we are trying our best to reach young and talented youth and involve them to know and adopt cultural heritage which is a preserved gift from our ancestors.”
DIO said that such functions shall be held in future as well as they provide a platform to literary and creative activities and help in flourishing the cultural heritage.
The program was presided over by Mehraj ud din Tanha, Ab. Aziz lone, Faqeer Gul soab and president of Azad Cultural Society Thairen Kandi Keller Shopian.
The program was conducted by Muhammad Amin Nishat. As many as 20 poets participated in the Mushaira including Bashir Ahmad Parwana, Muhammad Amin Nishat, Ghulam Ahmad Shaukeen, Abdul khaliq Khaksaar, Gh hassan ,wasif nazir Ahmad Dildar Saqib Faheem and others .
Earlier a special cultural program was also presented by Abdul Rashid Khan and his party.
On the occasion Ableena jan, Tafazul Bashir and others recited Naatiya course.
Later Bashir Ahmad Parwana , the president of Azad cultural society hailed the active support of the District Information Centre Shopian for its support in organising such events.