'U Turn' of Gauri Shankar Raina released at Srinagar


Srinagar February 24:(KNS)   Collection of Kashmiri short stories titled 'U Turn', authored by noted hindi, english and kashmiri writer and filmmaker Dr Gauri Shankar Raina was released here today at the Directorate of J and k Tourism . The impressive literary event organised in this connection was presided over by well known writer, Convener  Kashmiri Advisory Board Sahitya Akademi and Patron Adbee Markaz Kamraz Dr Aziz Hajini.. Secretary Sanitya Akademi Dr k S Rao was the chief guest while as Director Tourism kashmir Dr G N  Itoo graced the event as guest of honor. 
In his presidential address Dr Hajini said that commendable  contribution of writers from Kashmiri pandit community towards Kashmiri language and literature is noteworthy and nobody can forget it as long as Kashmir and Kashmiri llanguag are here. Hailing the outstanding contribution of Gauri Shankar Raina  Hajini said that he works tirelessly to connect us with the hindi literary world through his translations. 
Secretary Sahitya Akademi Dr Rao while refering to the long and productive relationship of Dr Raina with Sahitya Akademi said that he is a writer and filmmaker with proper understanding of modern day creative literature and sensibility. 
Director Tourism Dr itoo while congratulating author thanked organisers for organising the event at the headquarter of tourism department in Srinagar.. Expressing his gratitude to Dr Hajini, Dr Rao, Dr itoo and all the scholars president there Dr Guari Shankar said that it is like dream come true for him and he would never forget the love and respect that he received from  the fellow Kashmiri writers  
proceedings of the event were conducted by young Kashmiri poet, writer and translator Shabnam Tilgami.Besides others Dr Anupam Tiwari deputy secretary Sahitya Akademi New Delhi,  Gh Nabi Aatash, Prof M Z Azurda, Mushtaq A Mushtaq Tantry ,Prof Shekh Muhammad Aijaz .Prof Bashar Bashir, ,Nadeen Singh Manhas Designated b Dhuby Director programmes DDK Srinagar, Dr Gulzar A Rather.Dr Shyista Ahamad .Dildar Ashraf, G N Shakir  and others .... we're also present on the occasion.

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