JAMMU, August 21: A reception was hosted by Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (PLS) Jammu today to release two books titled “Khoj” – a collection of articles and “Muaavza” – a collection of short stories written in Punjabi by Pritam Singh Anjaan.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, presided over the ceremony. Former lawmaker and top BJP leader Vikram Randhawa was the guest of honour. The function was attended by a large number of intellectuals, writers, University scholars and the general public.
Two analytical assessment papers were presented by Kusam Sandhu and Harpreet Kour. The articles delved into issues, concerns and other literary values reflected in Pritam Singh Anjaan’s articles and short stories.
Dr. Monojit, President of the PLS, welcomed the dignitaries and guests.
Dr. Monojit in his address gave an overview of the activities and contribution of the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha in the field of Punjabi literature in Jammu and Kashmir as well as major Punjabi literary circles. He appreciated that a retired army man was contributing in the field of literature.
In his presidential address, Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn emphasized the content and qualitative values of the two books published in Punjabi by Pritam Singh Anjaan. He said that the book ‘Khoj’ deals with various issues related to the life of commoners. He insisted on the need to use the mother tongue at home so that it is transmitted to the next generation.
Pritam Singh Anjaan shared his perspective on his thinking and creative process, and also read two of his mini-stories.
Vikram Randhawa, political leader, Sarup Singh and other speakers also expressed their views on this occasion.
The proceedings of the program were led by Dr. Baljeet Singh Raina, Secretary General, PLS-J.
Devinder Singh Vishavnagrik, former president of PLS-J, extended the vote of thanks.