17-NOV-2016: The Aligarh Muslim University Debate and Literary Club, Cultural Educational Center recently concluded the birth anniversary celebrations of Allama Iqbal, ‚??Darhshaa‚??n- Ek Jashn Urdu Ka‚?? with a Valedictory Function. The programme aimed at the promotion of Urdu language.
A highlight of the event was the presence of eminent Urdu poet, Mr Jamuna Prasad Rahi, who attended the function as the Chief Guest. Mr Prasad‚??s recitations of his selected poems were applauded with huge cheers from the people attending the function. He was also honored with a memento by Mr Syed Siraj Ajmali, Associate Professor, Department of Urdu.
Guest of Honour, Professor Azarmi Dukht Safavi, Chairperson, Department of Persian talked about the beauty of Urdu language while urging the youth to take up the responsibility of promoting the language. She also received a memento on the occasion from Prof F S Sherani.
Earlier in the programme, Dr Syed Siraj Ajmali, Associate Professor Department of Urdu delivered the welcome address.
The programme also had a special speech on Allama Iqbal and promotion of Urdu language by B A student, Mateen Ashraf. Other highlights of the event were the plays, ‚??Shikwa and Jawab-e-Shikwa‚?? and ‚??Tamasha‚?? performed by the University Drama Club team.
Shabaz Alam and Faisal Sawood bagged the first and second prizes respectively in the Quiz Competition on ‚??Urdu Literature and Literary Figures‚??.
Tanwir Ahmad received the first prize in the Essay Writing Competition on ‚??Iqbal aur Hindustan‚??. Rahnuma Band and Adeeba Siddique were the runner ups in the competition.
In the Urdu Poetry Recitation Competition, Mariyam Saniya won the first prize, while Abdul Mannam Samedi and Sobia Shakeel stood second and third respectively.
Shabnoor, Swaliha Khalil and Tabassum Khan won the first, second and third prizes respectively in the Calligraphy Competition. While Gulraz Parveen, Yashfeen Fatima and Umm-e-Habiba won special prizes in the Poster Making Competition.
Faisal Sawood, Javed Ashraf and Tanwir Ahmad won the first, second and third prizes in the Speech Competition on the topic ‚??Sir Syed Ki Adbi Khidmat‚?? (Literary works of Sir Syed)
Wajahat Jilani, Secretary, University Debate and Literary Club, proposed the vote of thanks
Related PicturesProfessor Azarmi Dukht Safavi and Dr Siraj Ajmali giving away memento to a student at the concluding function of the Allama Day celebrations at AMU