Chandigarh, November 25:A book of poetry in Hindustani, penned by Manmohan Sigh Mitwa was released by Mr. KK Sharma, the Adviser to the Administrator UT Chandigarh and Padam Shree Surjit Patar here today.
Mr. KK Sharma deeply appreciated the effort of 70 years old Mitwa to bring out his poetry in the form of the book thereby becoming the inspiration for the younger aspirants including himself. He brought out the good news about the significant increase in the funding to the academies connected with Art and Culture namely Lalit Kala, Sangeet and Natak and Sahitya academy.
Manmohan Singh Mitwa an ex-Air Force veteran, and has been writing poetry and prose on facets of humanity and the environment. Even though his writings have been published in periodicals and newspapers, this is for the first time and at the age of 70, that he has finally been able to compile a collection of his poetry from the bygone years.
Mr. Sameer Mathur, Dr. KL Zakir and Ms. Shahida Banu and Surjit Patar spoke about the book and shared personal connections with the writer.
Nirupama Dutt, an eminent journalist and poet, had a be-baaq guftgu session with Mitwa. The informal dialogue brought out the essence of the poetry. Thereafter, Manmohan Singh Mitwa read out some of his choicest poems.