On the 70th death anniversary of famous Kashmiri poet – Mehjoor – on 16th April 2022, a one day seminar on the theme “Different Dimensions of Mehjoor’s Poetry” was held at GDC Khansahib.It was attended by the faculty members, students and other staff of the college. Dr. Syed Tanvir Indrabi, of the institution, in his inaugural address informed the audience that the poet had served in the Khansahib region as revenue official. Dr. Indrabi dwelt on the multitude of influences on Kashmir’s Wordsworth (Mehjoor) who revolutionized the traditional aspects of nazm and ghazal in the region.He further said, “Famous poets of the sub-continent Rabindranath Tagore and Dr. Iqbal appreciated his works. Mehjoor remained passionate, optimistic and deeply imbued into the lap of nature while the sub-continent was engulfed in the tragedy of partition.He laid emphasis on peace, harmony& prosperity. Poet’s writings reached to the wider audience through the beautiful voice of Kashmiri singer Ghulam Hassan Sofi. Young students should take inspiration from the poet’s life and literary work”.
Dr. Shabir Ahmad, Assistant professor of Kashmiri at the college,provided a detailed overview on Mehjoor’s life and poetry. Dr. Bashir Ahmad Dar (Gamgeen) threw some lights on the revolutionary aspects of Mehjoor’s life; a craving for socio-economic equality, welfare of peasants& communal harmony.
The programme was moderated by Dr. Shabir Ahmad and Prof. Ishfaq Ahmad presented the vote of thanks.