Cultural Academy is symbol of cultural and linguistic unity of J&K: President, Halqa-e-Adab Sonawari

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 4/3/2021 12:33:59 PM

YB News Srinagar, April 2 An important programme of Halq-e-Adab Sonawari was held at Hajin today whereby the important issue of paucity of financial aid in the Halq-e-Adabwas discussed. In the beginning of the programme, the President of the Halq-e-Adab Sonawari made an impassioned appeal to the Lieutenant Governor for appointment of a full-time Secretary for the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. In his speech, he emphasized that the Academy, owing to its manpower and infrastructure, is the largest academy in the country. Moreover, he underscored the fact that the Academy is the sole institution of its kind in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the preservation of all, literature and culture, whereas other states/UTs in the country have separate institutions for such purposes. While delineating the role of the Cultural Academy as a symbol of linguistic and cultural unity, the President expressed that the linguistically and culturally diverse Jammu & Kashmir is known as “Chhota Bharat” (Small India) in literary circles. He further appreciated the exemplary role of the Academy in uniting people of all languages and cultures in this part of the. The President additionally stressed that the appointment Secretary for the Academy on whole-time basis shall prove significant for the accomplishment of the several tasks that have accumulated over a period of time and subsequently remained undisposed. He highlighted the utmost need of grant-in aid for various literary and cultural organizations, besides financial assistance for artists living in indigenous circumstances and grants to writers for publication of books, etc. Moreover, he said that the publication of books has come to a grinding halt due to the scantiness of the monetary aid. The President reiterated that the monetary assistance provided to the literary organizations acts as a catalyst for the inculcation of literary adroitness among thepromising writers in general and the youth in particular who, by means of their utilitarian methods of work and creative imagination.


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