Seminar on Dogri Short Story begins -
Seminar on Dogri Short Story begins
Posted 26 Aug 2017 12:52 PM

Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, Prof Kesav Sharma on Friday inaugurated a two-day seminar on Dogri Short Story here. The seminar was jointly organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and P.G Department of Dogri, University of Jammu. Dogri writer, Ved Ghai, Prof Lalit Mangotra, Convener, Dogri Advisory Board in Sahitya Akademi, Chattrapal, Dogri ShortStory Writer, Prof Sushma Sharma, Head of the Dogri Department and Devender Kumar Davesh, Officer on Special Duty, Sahitya Akademy were present on the occasion. Prof Keshav Sharma appreciated the efforts of Dogri Department, Sahitya Akademi, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and other organizations and individual writers. Earlier, Prof. Lalit Mangotra, while introducing the topic and tracing the history of Dogri Short Story, said that mainstream Dogri Short Story has always been connected to the social and political issues of Dogra environment and the travails and problems of the common masses. The psychological and emotional issues arising out of the interaction of changing the environment and their influence on the masses have been well depicted in Dogri Short Stories. Chatterpal laid stress on the need to translate Dogri Short Stories in English - Hindi and other Indian languages. In her valedictory address, Prof. Sushma Sharma threw light on the outreach programmes of the Dogri Department to popularise Dogri Language among masses. The inaugural session was followed by two paper reading sessions presided over by Prof. N.D Sharma and N.D Jamwal respectively. The scholars and writers who presented papers on various aspects of Dogri Short Story include Dr. Padam Dev Singh, Sunita Bhadwal, Dr. Joginder Singh, Krishan Sharma, Radha Rani and Nirmal Vikram.

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