RAJOURI: Urdu poet Ateeq Anzar delivers first Chirag Hassan Hassrat Memorial lecture at Department of Urdu, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) here on Wednesday.
According to a statement, the invited speaker presented his thoughts on fundamentals of Urdu poetry and its relevance in contemporary literature.
The speaker highlighted the basic ingredients of Urdu poetry. He stressed upon the need for learning about the contribution of eminent poets and scholars of Urdu language for a much brighter future of Urdu as a language and a civilization.
Vice Chancellor Prof Javid Musarrat in his address applauded the efforts of the Urdu department for organizing such event.
“Urdu is a rich language which has produced eminent poets and scholars and such interactions are important for scholars and students to nourish their talent,” he said.
Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Iqbal Parwez on the occasion said that Urdu is a language of love and brotherhood. He congratulated the Urdu department for initiating Chirag Hassan Hassrat Memorial lecture series.
The lecture was followed by a Mushaira. Besides number of students and scholars, Zulfaqar Naqvi, Dr Shams Kamal Anjum, Dr Anjum Awan, Dr Liyaqat Nayyer and Ateeq Anzar participated in the Mushaira.
Prof Naseem Ahmed, Dean Management Studies, Prof Shujaudin Director Biosciences, heads of various departments and faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor released a book written by Dr Shams Kamal Anjum.