Shair-i-Kashmir Used Pen To Support Sher-i-Kashmir: Omar

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KL Report

Srinagar

Peerzada Ghulam  Mohammad Mehjoor symbolized the thought, hope, brotherhood and heartbeats of people of Kashmir, this is how Chief Minister Omar Abdullah described the poet while speaking  at a function of release of Postage Stamp in Mehjoor’s commemoration by Prime Minster, Dr Manmohan Singh at SKICC Srinagar.

Omar said that Shair-i-Kashmir Mahjoor supported the Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s struggle against the totalitarian system by utilizing his pen in an artistic and poetic medium.

Referring to the great poem ‘Walo Ho Bagwano…’ penned down by Mahjoor, Omar said that in his this famous poem Mahjoor described the State as the garden and the people as gardners of this great land.

“Mahjoor in this poem wanted to drive home to the people the necessity of working together to safeguard the State and seek better and secure future for it”, he said and added that the release of a Postage Stamp by the Postal Department to commemorate the great poet is a welcome decision.

Omar said that the best way to pay tributes to Shair-i-Kashmir Mahjoor is that we all join hands to make Jammu and Kashmir beautiful in all fields of life.

On the occasion the artists of the J&K State Cultural Academy presented two famous songs of Mehjoor.

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