JAMMU, APR 13:
An Eco- Intellectual Meet was held by Jammu Cultural Forum (JCF) at Raika Environmental Park, Bye- Pass Jammu. S. Pritpal Singh Betab IAS (Retd.) & a noted Urdu Poet presided over the event whereas Prof. Lalit Magotra, President Dogri Sanstha was the chief guest, Ms. Sureshta Khajuria, Chairperson, MD Shangrilla Public School Sarwal Jammu was the guest of honour and Er. Kamal Kant Gupta, CEO (Retd.) was present as special guest on this occasion.
Multilingual poetry recitation and musical performances were performed by the well known poets and music artists of Jammu region. A Tree Talk- Key Note on Trees was held by Sh. O P Sharma Vidyarthi IFS, Director, DEERS on this occasion.
He explained about the species available in the part and the natural properties and usages of the vegetation there.
The poets who recited their poetry during multilingual poetry recitation session included Amarjeet Kour Neer, Dr. Bajeet Raina and Kewal Krishan Shakir (Punjabi), Tara Chand Kalaandar, Ashok Ambar, Dr. Nirmal Vinod, Susheel Begana, Gayaneshwar Sharma and Col. Raj Manawari (Dogri), Vijaya Thakur, Deepak Aarsi, Zulfiqar Naqvi, Pt. Vidya Rattan Aasi and Pritpal Singh Betab (Urdu) and Suman Pal, Sudhir Mahajan, Anila Charak, Promila Manhas and Prof. Lalit Magotra (Hindi).
The following musicians gave singing performances: Sham Sajan (Ghazal), Raj Kumar Behrupia (Ghazal), Santosh Bandral (Dogri Geet) and Vijay Singh Sambyal ‘Rangeeley Thakur’ (Bhajan). Purshotam Kumar on Tabla accompanied the singers.
Vijaya Thakur anchored the programme. Vote of thanks was extended by Gayaneshwar Sharma.