Mian Altaf releases Zafar Iqbal’s Gojri book ‘Majborri’
Srinagar: Former Minister and prominent Gujjar leader Mian Altaf Ahmad today released Zafar Iqbal’s latest Gojri book ‘Majborri’ during a event organised by Adbi Sangat Kashmir -an organization working for development of tribal languages . The programme was held at Seminar Hall of J&K Cultural Academy at Lalmandi, this afternoon .
Noted Gojri writer Ch. Qaisar –ud- Din Qaisar, President Adbi Sangat Ch Salam Din Bajad, were in the presidium.
Mian Altaf Ahmed, in his address appreciated the author for his outstanding contributions to Gojri theatre and play writing genre. He stated that the plays included in the book reflect cultural heritage and ethos of tribal society, besides it enriches Gojri language as well.
He impressed upon Govt especially State Board of School Education to include Gojri language in school curriculum in 11th and 12th as one of the languages of the state like Kashmiri, Dogri and Ladakhi.
Ch Salam Din Bajad in his welcome address spoke about the activities being held under the banner of Adbi Sangat Kashmir during last few years. He gave an elaborative account of programmes of the organization.
Qaisar ud Din Qaisar in his address stated that Gojri is mother of Gujarati, Rajasthani and Urdu. He impressed upon cultural organisations to hold more such purposeful events in the state to develop Gojri. He congratulated Adbi Sangat Kashmir and Zafar Iqbal for contributing a book in Gojri which will add to play writing in Gojri language.