Jammu hosts captivating All India Urdu Mushaira; audience enthralled
JAMMU: Jammu City played host to a grand All India Mushaira this evening organized by J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages.
Prominent and widely acclaimed Urdu poets from across the Country participated in the Mushaira and enthralled the audience with their thought provoking poetic works. The audience, on their part, appreciated every single verse of the reciters adding further eloquence to the literary event.
The Mushaira held in Jammu club, was presided over by senior poet and pride of Urdu language, Gulzar Zutshi Dehelvi who is actively serving the cause of Urdu language even at the ripe age of 89.
Others who recited their verses included Zubair Rizvi, Muzaffar Hanfi, RaufKhair, Kishan Kumar Toor, Shahpar Rasool, Farhat Ehass, Zero Bandhvi, Ashok Sahil, Pritpal Singh Betab, Arsh Sehbayee, ShakeelAzmi, Muzaffar Iraj, Haseeb Soz, Rukhsana Jabeen, Fayaz Farooqi, Prem Kumar Ashk, Javed Anwar, Syed Raza, Shahbeeb Rizvi, Ahmad Shinas, Sardar Panchhi, Balraj Bakhshi, Atul Ajnabi.
The proceedings of the Mushaira were conducted by famous poet Abrar Kashif.
It was after a long time that such a grand mushaira was held in Jammu city for which the audience appreciated the efforts of the Academy.
Earlier, Secretary Academy, Khalid Bashir Ahmad, welcomed the participating poets and briefly dwelt on the activities of the Academy.
The Academy every year organizes All India Mushaira on January 28 as part of the republic Day celebrations.