JKAACL organise multi-lingual symposia on Int’l Women’s Day
Srinagar, mar 8: J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today organized a multi-lingual Symposia on the International Women’s Day. The event was held at headquarters of the Academy, Lal Mandi Srinagar which was presided over by noted poetess and Academician Prof. Naseem Shifaee, while Dr Shabnam Ashayee was chief guest on the occasion. Expressing her views on the occasion, Prof. Naseem Shifaee said that we have rich traditions of Poetry in Kashmir initiated by women Lal Ded and this legacy has been carried forward by Habba Khatoon, Arnimaal and others. She congratulated the Academy for organizing this purposeful function on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Earlier, in his welcome address, Mohammad Ashraf Tak, Chief Editor JKAACL presented brief resume of the activities which are women specific so as to provide them suitable platform by the Academy. The Poetess who recited there poetry on the occasion include Hameeda Shah Akhter, Shahida Shabnam, Zareefa Jan, Roohi Jan, Naseem Shifayee, Shagufta Zahid, Haleema Qadri, Nikhat Nazar, Shabnam Ashayee, Parveen Raja, Shakeela Begum, Aabida Naveed, Shaziya Kousar, Rihana Aziz, Nasreen Khan, Basharat un Nisa and many more. The function was attended by the large number of women from different walks of life. A proceeding of the function was conducted by Dr Nikhat Nazar and vote of thanks was presented by Nusrat Jan, senior staff Artist of JKAACL.