Jammu, Mar 13
International seminar on the “Life and works of Gulzar”was organized on the 2nd day of the three day Jashan-e-Gulzar organized by the Department of Urdu in collaboration with Department of Student Welfare, University of Jammu in the Prof. Gian Chand Jain Seminar Hall of the Department of Urdu. The world renowned critic and researcher of Urdu, Dr. Taqi Abedi presented a key note address on the poetry and writing of living legend ‘Gulzar.’ He said Urdu is a language of love, brother-hood and mutual understanding and Gulzar is a symbol of Urdu language and literature. Prof. Taqi Abedi said that Urdu should not be related to any religion as most of the religious books have been written also been written in Urdu. The language of Urdu is, was and would be for one and all. It has produced poets like Gulzar, who invented a new genre “Trivani”. Dr. Taqi Abedi threw light on the various forms of ‘Trivani’ in detail and advised the students to write ‘Trivani’ as it is the need of 21stcentury. Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik in his presidential address announced that Dept of Urdu will make efforts to introduce “Trivani” in the curriculum . Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik said that Gulzar migrated from Dena (now in Pakistan) to Mumbai where he started his career in different capacities. He worked with renowned actor Sanjeev Kumar also.
Dr Asif Almi, Dr. Farhat Shamim, Dr. Shehnaz Qadri and Khalid Hussain presented a detail paper highlighting the contribution of Gulzar as Film maker, Writer, Producer and Director. The speaker described Gulzar a living legend and asked the audience to follow the writing of Gulzar, so that new generation could be know about his invention Trivani. While replying to volley of questions by the audience, Gulzar presented various verses depicting the tragedy of partition. He also presented a Nazam on Kashmir, which was highly appreciated by the audience. Gulzar said that Urdu is a language of culture and it would remain so, forever. Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu presented a formal vote of thanks while Dr. Reyaz Ahmed conducted the proceeding of the program.