SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today revived ‘Meet the eminent contemporary’ programme after a gap of nine years when it hosted an interactive session with prominent poet, author and broadcaster Farooq Nazki here.
The function was held in the Seminar Hall of the Academy and was attended by a large number of writers, poets, artistes and lovers of Urdu and Kashmiri languages which the 75-year-old writer-broadcaster has been nurturing for the last several decades.
The function was presided over by Jnanpith awardee Kashmiri poet Prof Rehman Rahi.
The celebrated writer-broadcaster has the distinction of tirelessly working for Urdu and Kashmiri languages that brought him in close association with several luminaries of these languages.
During the interaction, Nazki gave first-hand accounts of his struggle for the promotion and development of Urdu and Kashmiri languages and also shared his experience in the field of mass media.
He also recounted his association with local TV and Cultural Academy.
During the two-hour interaction, Nazki spoke in detail about Urdu language and the need to popularise it.
A known staunch advocate of the language, he said, “Urdu is the best symbol of national integration and communal harmony.
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