Thursday, January 12, 2006

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, has said that Premchand's writings belong to that unique category of literature which have deeply influenced progressive forces all over the world. Calling his literature, a rare voice against the social exploitation, the Prime Minister said that Premchand used literature as a powerful weapon for the cause of the people riddled with social and economic deprivation. Dr. Manmohan Singh was releasing Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi versions of Seva Sadan and Hindi, Urdu versions of Rangbhumi on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand, here today. Chairman, National Book Trust, Shri Bipin Chandra, renowned Hindi critic, Prof. Namwar Singh and Urdu scholar Prof. Mohammad Hasan also addressed the gathering.

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