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Sahitya Akademi organises lecture under People and Books series

REASI, NOVEMBER 19: Sahitya Akademi, in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, on Saturday organized a lecture under People and Books series here on the Varsity Campus.

 The series is aimed at giving an opportunity to a personality who is an avid reader. Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar SMVDU spoke on occasion and discussed the Books which influenced him.

He gave detailed feedback about Literature, especially Dogri literature, its availability and influence on people.”

He was of the opinion that while English and Hindi has largely satiated the literary needs of the readers, Dogri literature needs to reorient itself to the changing times by  introducing e-books, Kindle editions and mark its presence on the Social media and marketing through marketing platforms, e platforms.”

 The lecture was followed by Panel discussion on contribution of Sahitya Akademi awardees to Dogri Novels and fiction.

The session was chaired by eminent Dogri writer Padamshree Jatinder Udhampuri.

 Vijay Verma, Shivdev Singh  Sushil and Dr Sushma Rani also presented their papers. Shivdev Singh Sushil highlighted the Dogri Novel titled _Dhara te Dhura_ by Prof Madan Mohan Sharma.

 The two day conference culminated with a panel discussion on the present status of Dogri Novel with reference to prominent Indian languages.

 The session was chaired by noted Dogri writer Dhian Singh. Inderjeet Kesar, Shailender Singh and Nasib Singh Manhas deliberated on the evolution of novel in Dogri literature and its relevance to the changing times.

Dr Isha Malhotra, HoD School of Languages and Literature and Dr Rakesh Thussu, president BCA along with scholars of University coordinated the event.