Jammu : Various Prominent Literary and Cultural Organizations of the State has hailed the appointment of M.P. Singh Ishar as new Vice-Chancellor of Prestigious Jammu University. These organizations include Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society ( RJMLS ) Tribal Cultural and Research Foundations, Kousher Markazi Forum, Nami Dogri Sanstha, Anjuman-e-Taraqui-e-urdu Hind, Funkal Cultural Organization and Jammu Kashmir Urdu Forum. In this connection a joint meeting of the organizations was held today here under the Chairmanship of Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik President RJML Society. Those who attended the meeting and spoke on the occasion included Dr. Javed Rahi, Bashir Bhadarwahi, Haresh Kaila, Anand Lehar, Hasrat Gada and Asser Kishtwari. The speakers highlighted the qualities of head and heart of Prof. Ishar and hoped that under his dynamic leadership Jammu University would restore its lost glory.
Speaking on the occasion Secretary Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation Dr. Javeed Rahi said that during the last three years all the academic & developmental activities had come stand still in Jammu University . It was former Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University Prof. Amitabh Matoo was sanctioned a Gojri Research Centre in Jammu University but despite repeated request Prof. Varun Sahni did nothing in this regard Despite to listen the problem he acted as dictator. Gojri has a rich cultural background and we hoped that Prof. Ishar would do its best to Establish a Gojri Research Centre in the University of Jammu added Javed Rahi .
Speaking in the Meeting Haresh Kaila President Nami Dogri Sanstha said that dark period of Jammu University has now over. We watched total decline of Jammu University during Past three years. Members of the Civil Society were not given any space in Jammu University. Literary and Cultural Organizations were discouraged said kaila and hoped that new Vice-Chancellor would encourage the Cultural activities at the campus. Asser Kishtwari and Anand Lehar too were of the opinion that during last three years Jammu University had witnessed a total decline in every field of life . Jammu University was known for its literary and cultural activities it organized cultural festivals like Harmaony and Umang during the tenure of Prof. Amitabh Matoo. It is unfortunate that during the past three years no big cultural Event was organized they said and hoped that Prof. Ishar would restore the lost glory of cultural and literary activities at the Campus.
In his presidential address Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik President RJML Society Thanked the Chancellor N.N. Vohra for appointing the son of the soil Prof. Ishar as new Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University. He described Prof. Ishar the lover of Cultural & Literary activities who was Dean Student Welfare in GNDU. He has a vast experience of Art & Culture and hoped that he would do its best for promoting the literary and Cultural activities at the Campus.