Dec 1: District level Mushaira at Budgam, J&K

JK Cultural Academy has launched a series of composite multilingual mushairas at district levels effective August this year, to reach out to the common man, and provide an easy platform to the budding creative writers. As a part of it, a Mushaira was organised on November 28, 2015 in the town hall at Budgam in central Kashmir.

Renowned writer Dr G A Niyazi presided over the function. Noted poets Bashir Chirag, founder of JK Chirag foundation, Nissar Budgami and Zaffar Muzafar were in the presidium. About twenty four poets of the local area recited their poetry before a big audience.

On the occasion, the JK Chirag foundation conferred its current year “Hakeem Manzoor Award” on Dr Shabnam Rafiq for his meritorious contribution to Kashmiri culture and language.

The event was coordinated by Iftikhar, Assistant Editor of the JK Cultural Academy.

Report by: Ali Shaida, JK Desk, Srinagar (J&K), Nov 30, 2015,

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