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Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association Kuwait Chapter Organized Mehfil-e-Mushaira

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association Kuwait Chapter Organized Mehfil-e-Mushaira

urdu hai mira naam maiñ 'khusrav' ki paheli

maiñ 'mir' ki hamraz huuñ 'ghalib' ki saheli

Cherishing the beauty and charm of the Urdu language, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA) Kuwait Chapter organized an event mushaira (Urdu poetry Symposium) on 22nd October 2021 at 7:00 pm.

The program was organized virtually on ZOOM and broadcasted live on YouTube as well as on Facebook page by media partner Aamna Saamna. Viewers from across the world joined the event and made the event a memorable one.

The event allowed people to express themselves, this is a great way to release pent up of emotion, exercise creativity, and share thoughts and feelings with other people. This symposium became unique due to the extraordinary participation of ladies in it. From the organizers to the poetess, women took the lead.

In recent years, we have seen the revival of the language on a big scale with various literary festivals and events that are being organized. We are delighted that we kept the lamp burning and were able to contribute in keeping the small slice of this tradition alive through our endeavor of the 'Mehfil-e-Mushaira'.

The topics which poets declaimed were sublime and exalted. Describing their thoughts in a beautiful language, they kept the audience in awe.

The program started with an opening note by Ms. Talat Fatima, an EC member of AMUOBA Kuwait, followed by the presidential address by Mr. Tariq Ahmad Sibtey. He briefed about AMUOBA and it’s working and on behalf of the entire Alig community and welcomed His Highness ambassador of India in Kuwait Mr. Sibi George, all the Shoura (poets) and the audience. Later, Mr. Tariq Waseem took the honor to introduce Nazim-e-Mushaira Mr. Masood Hassas and Sadar-e-mushaira Mr. Aamir Kidwai.

Due to the busy schedule His Excellency Mr. Sibi George couldn’t attend the mushaira but he sent his recorded message which was shared on screen during the program. In the vide message his excellency congratulated AMUOBA Kuwait Chapter for organizing the event ‘Mehfil-e- Mushaira’ on the occasion of; 75th years of India independence and 60 years of diplomatic relationship between India and Kuwait. His excellency appraised AMUOBA Kuwait Chapter for the support it extended to the society during the Covid epidemic.

His excellency rightly said that Mushaira is a stress buster and also a platform for passing on the aged old traditions and values to the younger generation. We are very thankful to his excellency for sparing time from his busy schedule for us.

Later the event was handed over to the anchor or the Nazim-e-Mushaira (Janab Masood Hassas). He is a very versatile anchor with efficient command on language, he conducted the mushaira well. The poets were invited by him to share their magnificent creation of Gazals and Nazms.

There were altogether 12 Shoura from India and Kuwait and all of them were admired. Janab Syed Aijazuddin Shah Pen Name-Popular Meeruthi is a legend in himself. Listening to him is very rejuvenating and different experience. Each of the verses recited by the poets were unique and they filled the atmosphere with joy and tranquility. All the guest poets in the mushaira Dr. Naseem Nikhat, Dr. Qamar Suroor, Akmal Balrampuri, Dr. Tariq Qamar, Shahjahan Jaffery, Vibha Shukla, Mumtaz Naseem, Rakshan Hashmi, Johny Foster and Mehshar Afridi were applauded overwhelmingly.

Sadar-e-Mushaira Janab Aamir Kidwai concluded the symposium with beautiful lines from his poetic creation and appraised all the poets.

We would like to extend our humble gratitude to Mr. Shafaq Mumtaz as without his contribution the program would not be possible. It was his unparalleled support that we were able to deliver such a magnificent program.

The effort of the convener Ms. Shazia Mansoor and her team including Ms. Talat Fatima, Mr. Ahtesham Ullah Khan (OSD), Mr. Abdus Samad (DOSD) were highly appreciated. Without the support of EC members, President Mr. Tariq Ahmad Sibtey, Vice President Mr. Nauroz Ahmed, General Secretary Mr. Tariq Waseem, Joint General Secretary Mr. Yusuf Abdullah and other Executive Council members-Mr. Taqui Hasan, Mr. Mateen ur Rahman, Dr. Iram Chaudhry, Mr. Anas Puthiyotil, Mr. Mohammad Parvez Khan, Mr. Adeel Jeelani, this program would not have been successful. The entire team contributed to make the event memorable among the Urdu poetry lovers not only in Kuwait but across the world. For the first time AMUOBA successfully organized virtual mushaira and it will strive to organize such kind of events in future.

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