Friday, September 9, 2011

Int’l conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz concludes

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was a revolutionary poet who never got disappointed comes whatever may, said Government College University Faisalabad’s Department of Urdu chairman Dr Tahir Tonsvi here at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Thursday.

In his presidential address at the concluding ceremony of a three-day international conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Tonsvi termed him a poet of dreams.

“Faiz gave a hope and will to the society to fight for their rights. He was the central gateway to the Urdu poetry”, he added.

The conference entitled ‘Dil-e-Pur Khoon’ was jointly organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan, University of Karachi (KU)’s Pakistan Study Centre, Jinnah Medical and Dental College and Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER).

The third day’s proceedings started with Faiz’s poetry. Sohail Hashmi and Gohar Raza, who arrived from India to participate in the conference, recited Faiz’s poetry in a turn-by-turn manner and inspired the audience. They recited poems including ‘Subh-e-Azadi, Bol key lab azad hain teray, Nisar me teri galiyon kay ay watan, Sheshon ka maseeha koi nahi’ and others.

Full report here Daily Times

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