BUDGAM: A day long grand literary event “Youm-e-Abdul Ahad Azad” was held on Thursday at Samanbal Badran Magam by Gulshan Cultural Forum Kashmir in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages and Department of Information and Public Relations Srinagar.
The programme was organized with an aim to celebrate the death anniversary of famous poet, writer and historian Master Ab. Ahad Azad.
The function was presided over by President of the Forum Syed Bashir Kousar and Former Director Markaz-i-Noor Kashmir University. Prof. Basher Basheer was chief guest on the occasion.
Prominent Broadcaster ShamshadKralwari and NisarNaseem read papers on the occasion.The presidium was shared by ShamshadKralwari, Syed Bashir Kousar and GhulamMohudinAajiz. Paper session was followed by the critical discussion.
Azad was remembered and his contribution towards art, literature and culture was highlighted.
State Cultural Academy was represented by Dr. Syed Iftikar. Participants hailed the event and appreciated the literary contribution of the Gulshan Cultural Forum Kashmir.
Second session of the event was based on musical performances by the prominent singers of the valley. The singers and music parties who performed on the occasion before the huge audience include Ghulam Mohammad Kawa, Ghulam Mohammad Anzoli, AtharHussainBalpori, and Mushtaq Kanihami. They also get the audience spellbound. The programme was appreciated by the observers.
The function was attended by people and some literary figures from different parts of the state. Among others who attended the event include MaqboolShida, KhurshidKhamosh, LatiefNiyazi and Ab. AhadShahbaz, Aziz, Hilal Kashmiri, Ab Aziz Betab Master Ghulam Ahmad Khan, IdreesBadrani, Ab Rashid Gamgeen, Shafiq Qureshi, and Peerzada Ashraf.