GOVERNOR BALRAM Jakhar felicitated 18 litterateurs at a function organised by Madhya Pradesh Lekhak Sangh here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor lamented the fact that people had stopped reading and remained engrossed in television or computers. He said intellectual development comes from writings of mature litterateurs.
Jakhar lauded the Sangh for its initiative in felicitating the litterateurs, saying that there was no better work than honouring people who provide direction to the society. The Governor said he would write to the government to make the felicitation of litterateurs a more regular and honorable event. He also read out a poem `computer-computer’ written by young poetess Kriti Pathak.
Mayor Sunil Sood, who presided over the function, said one could learn a lot from society and assured that he would try to solve the problems faced by the Sangh. Sangh president Batuk Chaturvedi said that this was the 13th annual felicitation programme and till date the organisation had felicitated 125 litterateurs.
Those who were felicitated included poets Narmadesh Bhavsar and Dr Jaykumar Jalaj, lyricist Premshankar Raghuvanshi and writers Acharya Bhagwat Dubey, Dr Mahendra Bhatnagar, Dr Shiv Sharma, Sadashiv Kautuk, Chandrabhan Rahi, Kumkum Gupta, Vinod Kumari Tiwari, Parshuram Shukla, Rup Kumar Ghayal, Mayank Shrivastava, Dr Sandhya Jain Shruti, Kriti Pathak, Shriram Parihar, Rameshchandra Khare and Mukesh Verma.
Jalaj spoke on behalf of the litterateurs. Rajendra Joshi proposed vote of thanks. Kailashchandra Jaiswal conducted proceedings. The Governor also released a souvenir on the occasion.