3 June 2015
In the Haryana Raj Bhawan today the Governor, His Excellency Sh Kaptan Singh Solanki, formally released a collection of poems written by the Late Sh. H.S. Nama. The event was organized by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi (CSA). Present on the occasion were friends and family members of Late Shri Nama, functionaries and select guests of CSA and officials of the Raj Bhawan.
The programme was compered by Madhav Kaushik, Secretary CSA. Prof Manju Jaidka, Chairperson, CSA, welcomed the guests and gave a brief outline of the work being done by the Akademi. Today's programme was made possible thanks to the painstaking efforts of General Kandall, friend and admirer of the late poet, and the poet Sultan Anjum who has edited the anthology Soz-o-saaz-e- Zindagi released today. While Kandal spoke of his personal memories associated with Nama, Sultan Anjum highlighted the key aspects of his poetry with a liberal sprinkling of his verses.
His Excellency, the Governor, in his presidential remarks graciously acknowledged the achievements of Shri Nama, saying that it was an honour. indeed, to be hosting a literary event of this level at the Raj Bhavan. He lauded the role of the CSA in promoting literature and language in the city. Literature, he said, plays a major role in shaping a civilization and must be encouraged at all costs. This is what makes us more humane and spiritually enlightened. It enriches our lives and makes the world a better place to live in.
CSA has earlier recognized the literary achievements of Shri Nama, in the year 2010 awarding him an Award of Recognition for his lifetime devotion to literature.