Saturday, March 5, 2011

Students of MANUU commemorate Faiz birth centenary

Friday, 4 March 2011

Hyderabad, March 4: The sweetness and evocativeness of Urdu still holds considerable sway today. Drawn particularly by the musical charms of the ghazal, people are then impelled to further explore its subtleties by paying closer attention to the language in which it is conveyed.
A living testimony to this is the oral certificate course “Tahseen-e-Ghazal” offered by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). And a practical demonstration, lending new hope for the future of Urdu in the country, was the programme “Ek Shaam Faiz ke Saath” organised by the students of the course as part of the birth centenary celebrations of the revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed “Faiz” under the aegis of the university’s Centre for Urdu Language, Literature and Culture & Dept. of Urdu at the Ramanuja Chary Hall at Maheshwari Complex, Masab Tank, here on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
The function was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Mohammed Miyan. The chief guests were the doyenne of cultural activities in the city, Lakshmi Devi Raj, and noted critic Prof. Khalid Qadri. Director in-charge of the centre Prof. Khalid Saeed and head, department of Urdu, Dr Naseemuddin Farees were the joint-conveners. Dr Khaja Naseer introduced the guests and the programme was compeered by Sarah Matthews, which owed so much to lawyer-philanthropist Mehmood Ali who has made the premises freely available for the conduct of the course as a whole.

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