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Doda emerges a new centre of Kashmiri literature

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Doda is emerging as a further centre of Kashmiri literature in the State after Valley and writers and artists of the area have contributed most valuable works to Kashmiri Language and Culture since early decades of twentieth century , said Zaffar Iqbal Manhas ,Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages while interacting with prominent artists, Poets and intellectuals of the area on the concluding day of Two day long State Cultural Festival 2009 entitled Dhanak-IV.
Zaffar said that the State Academy. has devised a time bond plan to develop all the languages of the State. He said our main thrust will be on the development of Art, Culture and Languages of the remotest areas of Jammu and Kashmir which are producing original forms of languages and where folk-lore is still surviving in all odds. He further told that empowering of Doda Office and strengthening of Badherwa Office of Academy will be our first priorty which will lead us towards preservation of unt…

Educate youth on global warming, climate change

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Stressing the need to make the students and youth of the country aware about the issues of global warming, climate change and energy conservation, Professor Varun Sahni, the Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu today said that these burning issues were no longer any hypothesis but were “real issues of public debate”.
Speaking at the inauguration of Eni Children’s Education Programme on “Petroleum Geology, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency Campaign” here at S. P College Srinagar today which was organized by the University of Jammu in collaboration with Maghreb Petroleum Research Group, University College London, Directorate of School Education, J&K and S.P. College Srinagar, Professor Sahni, himself a internationally acclaimed defense analyst, said that Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was already working on the issues of global warming and climate but one needed to understand that there were human activities behind issues like global warming which have some c…