Doha: Celebrating the glorious aspects of Urdu literature


By Umer Nangtana

Literature buffs gathered in great numbers to celebrate the second Bazm-e-Sadaf Symposium and award ceremony. In a grand ceremony held at Retaj Residence Al Corniche Hotel, eminent speakers and literary personalities from India shed light on aspects of Urdu literature. For the first time in Doha, the literary event featured a complete session on Dastan Goi (storytelling).

The play was organised by Bazm-e-Sadaf International and was performed by Jawaid Danish from Canada. The skit was very well appreciated by the audience. The 60-minute long play kept them captivated. It involved more than five characters with different dialects of Urdu from different parts of India. Ambassador of India to Qatar P Kumaran was the chief guest at the occasion while M S Bukhari, the chief patron of Bazm-e-Sadaf International, presided over the session.

General secretary Ahmad Ashfaq invited the dignitaries and poets on the stage. Mohd Habibun Nabi, deputy chief patron, welcomed the entire guest. The ambassador of India thanked Bukhari for inviting him to the function and that he was impressed with the level of poetry. “I learned Urdu through Arabic when I was posted in Egypt and am still trying to learn more. I congratulated the entire Bazm-E-Sadaf team for organising such an amazing function,” said the ambassador. Read more

Source: Gulf Times