ACP kicks-off flagship Worldwide Urdu Convention

KARACHI: A four-day Worldwide Urdu Convention kicked-off on the Arts Council of Pakistan on Thursday.

Talking on the very first inaugural session, the audio system mentioned that vibrancy of the Urdu language is such that anybody having a coronary heart would marvel at it.

“Urdu is a miracle of languages,” mentioned the session chair, Zahra Nigah. Nonetheless she lamented the truth that actually creators of this language would not have at their disposal the assets and alternatives to maintain.

The inaugural session included addresses by famed literary folks Kishwar Naheed, Muneeza Hashmi, Noorul Huda amongst others, whereas Gopi Chand Narang  nearly joined the session from India.


Narang, who was born in Karachi and belongs to Baloch household, mentioned that Urdu is a part of his DNA, whereas additionally including that this area is “very fertile by way of language, as so many languages are usually not spoken wherever else which can be spoken on this area”.

“Together with politeness, there’s additionally the perfume of our soil. In Urdu, the sounds of our earth are heard. The great thing about Urdu has been additional enhanced,” mentioned famend educationist and researcher Dr Jaffar Ahmed.

Among the many inaugural applications, a session titled ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz’ was held to make clear the revolutionary poet’s work. It concluded that his poetry has drawn from information and subsequently it’s timeless and common. “His poetry shouldn’t be related to any event. He has recited many poems even earlier than the time of Zia-ul-Haq like his well-known poem ‘Hum Dekhein Gein’,” mentioned author Zahra Nigah mentioned.

The opening day ended with a live performance carried out by a neighborhood band housed within the Arts Council Musical Academy (ACMA).

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