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KU hosts mega Sufi Mushairah

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Srinagar: The Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir (KU) Prof Nilofer Khan on Saturday inaugurated a mega Sufi Mushairah at the varsity’s Convocation Complex.
The event was attended by eminent poets from different parts of the country who enthralled the audience with their glittering performances.
The programme was jointly organised by KU, J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) and Departments of Culture and Tourism.
The mega event was held under the banner of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
Hundreds of students, academics, literary personalities and lovers of Sufi poetry from within and outside the J&K UT attended the event.
In her presidential address, Prof Nilofer said such events enable people to refresh their minds and hearts and alongside facilitate a fusion of prominent and budding poets coming from different places across the country.
She said the Varsity was always open to provide a platform to youth of J&K to become part of such activities where they could draw inspiration from eminent poets who have earned a name and fame nationally and globally.
She thanked the J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) for giving the varsity an opportunity to be a part of this mega event and said such programmes lead to cultural exchange and motivate young minds to realise the importance of cultural events for their overall personality development.
Secretary JKAACL Bharat Singh Manhas in his welcome address highlighted the objectives of organising the Sufi Mushairah, which, he said, is part of J&K Sufi Festival inaugurated at the SKICC Srinagar a day earlier.
Registrar Dr Nisar Ahamd Mir was the guest of honour at the occasion and delivered a formal vote of thanks at the occasion.
Prominent poets who performed at the evening event included Misdaq Azmi from Uttar Pradesh, Ambar Abid (Bhopal), Hajra Noor Zaryab (Akola), Dr Qamar Sarooz (Maharashtra), Dr Ahmad Alvi (Delhi), Dr Nazir Azad (Srinagar), Dr Mujeb Shehzad (Aligarh) and Dr Nighat Farooq (Srinagar). The Mushairah session was presided over by Rukhsana Jabeen (Srinagar).
Mir Munir presented Qalam-e-Lal Ded, while Zahida Tarannum presented Qalam-e-Shaikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA). Wasim Ahmad and Group from KU’s Institute of Music and Fine Arts presented a Qawali performance which mesmerised the audience.
The event was attended by top KU administrators including Dean of Academic Affairs Prof F A Masoodi, Controller of Examinations Dr Majid Zaman, Special Secretary to VC Dr Tanveer A Shah, Joint Registrar Dr Ashfaq A Zarri, several Deans, HoDs, Directors, Professors and officials from KU as well as JKAACL.

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