Youm-e-Mehmood celebrations were held at Mehmood Abad Dooru in Jammu & Kashmir. Dr GN Itoo, Director Tourism, J&K said the area is lucky and fertile to have given birth to such poets like Rasool Mir, also known as John Keats of Kashmir and Mehmood Ghami. He emphasised upon the new generation to have respect and regard for Kashmiri culture and language. Speakers highlighted the poetic and writing skills of Sufi saint Mehmood Gami and his contribution towards Kashmiri language and literature. A colourful Sufi cultural programme was also presented by different well-known singers of Kashmir Valley. Mohammad Iqbal, Municipal Councillor, Dooru says, the Ministry of Culture, Government of India should also promote our Kashmir’s rich civilised culture.
– News Desk, Kashmir Ahead