Hamburg University honours Dr Nishank

Health Minister of Uttarakhand and noted Hindi writer and poet Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” was honoured by Hamburg University of Germany for his commendable work in the field of literature as well as propagation of Ayurveda. The German translation of his story collection, Tum Aur Main was also released under the German title, Du und Ich, on this occasion. Dr Nishank was also honoured at a function in Berlin. English translation of his book was also released at a function held in Berlin.

The function at Hamburg was organised by the Afro-Asian Institute, University of Hamburg. After felicitating Dr Nishank, Professor Tapania Aarkaya of the University said Du und Ich and Nur Ein Wunsch were German translations of two fine Hindi books authored by Dr Nishank. She said Dr Nishank always wrote about human sensibilities and, therefore, attracted a good readership. Prof. Aarkaya stated that the other books written by Dr Nishank would also be translated into German language and the Hamburg University would help set up an International Hindi Research Centre in Uttarakhand. This would attract scholars from across the world to Uttarakhand for research. The Centre would serve as an institute not only for Hindi but also for several major world languages.

The English version of a collection of stories authored by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” titled, the Crowd Bears Witness, was released by renowned Ayurvedic and Vedic scholar Dr David Frawley. The book is an English translation of his Hindi book, Bheed Sakshi Hai.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Frawley noted that literature and politics rarely mingled but Dr Nishank was an exception to the rule. Dr Nishank was a well-known author and poet too besides being a politician. He also reiterated that Dr Nishank had been awarded and honoured by three Presidents of India.

One Response to “Hamburg University honours Dr Nishank”

  1. pragnaju Says:

    felicitating Dr Nishank is felicitating Hamburg University!
    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Uttaranchal Finance, Revenue and Planning Minister, was born in 1959 in Pinani village of Garhwal.
    A journalist by profession his political activism led to his becoming an MLA for the first time in 1991 by winning from the Karanprayag constituency.
    Later, he was elected to the U.P. Assembly again in ’93 and ’96 on the BJP ticket.
    He is also associated with many literary and cultural societies. He has also authored about a dozen literary works. At the time of formation of Uttaranchal he was the Minister of Cultural Affairs in the UP Government.
    Earlier, he had also been the Minister for Hill Development. He, too, had made a strong bid for the Chief Ministership.

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