Dec 4: Life and work of poet Soch Kral recalled

Soch Kral Memorial College, Newa (south Kashmir) celebrated its Soch Kral day on Dec 1, 2015. Soch Kral, an eminent poet of traditional Kashmiri songs, is widely heard by local people. A detailed paper on the life and work of the poet was presented by Inayet Gul. Many writers spoke on the occasion.

The event was supported by A R Azad Memorial Trust and Kashmir Markaz i Adab. Eminent writers besides staff and students were in the audience. The editor of Weekly Shaherbeen announced to bring out a special issue on late Soch Kral.

A grand mushaira was also organised.

Prof Shad Ramzan, Shakeel Azad, Prof Altaf, Prof Munir and senior poet G H Talib shared the dais. Prof Azurda, Convenor for Kashmiri from Sahitya Akademi presided over the function.

Report by: Ali Shaida, JK Desk, Srinagar, Dec 3, 2015,

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