Srinagar: Molil Khaab, a poetic collection by Afroz Mir was released at an impressive function at B.Ed College Auditorium, here today.
Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, MLA M. Y. Tarigami, former Minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Dr G. Q. Allaqband were among the prominent personalities present at the book release function.
Speaking on the occasion, Altaf Bukhari praised the writer for his collection of poems which has been published in the Kashmiri language. He said this will go in promoting the Kashmiri language in the State.
The Minister said the Government has taken several initiatives for the promotion of cultural activities in the State, adding renovation of Tagore Hall was aimed to provide a platform for writers and artists for cultural literary activities. “Young writers have an important role in preserving and promoting the Kashmir language, our mother tongue,” he added.
Ghulam Hassan Mir and M. Y. Tarigami also spoke on the occasion and lauded the efforts of the writer. They said the writers play a key role in showcasing our rich cultural heritage, in particular our mother tongue. They called for collective efforts to encourage young and budding writers to take up writing on a much higher pedestal.
Afroz Mir, the author of the poetic collection, hails from Tangmarg and is the son of former Minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir. Veteran literary personalities, poets and a large number of journalists were also present on the occasion.