STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: As a part of the ongoing offline and online programmes, the Urdu Department of Govt. PG College for Women, Gandhi Nagar Jammu organized a glorious and fascinating ‘National Mushaira (Urdu poetry recital)’.In this Urdu Mushaira, about twenty students of the college recited famous poems, relating to freedom struggle, nationalism and patriotism, of the maestros of Urdu literature, like Allama Iqbal, Brij Narayan Chakbast, Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali, Pandit Tilok Chand Mahroom, Raghupati Sahai Firaq Gorakhpuri, Lal Chand Falak, Ram Prasad Bismil, Afsar Merathi, Javed Akhtar etc.Through these poems which are written in beautiful style and are saturated with patriotic fervour, the students paid tributes to the heroes of the Indian freedom struggle and also to the martyrs of the Kargil war.The event was chaired by Dr. Sangita Nagari, Principal of the College, who inspired the students to respect the sacrificial emotions of these heroes of the freedom struggle and to follow in their footsteps.She also implored the students to serve the interests of the progress and prosperity of the country, the nation and its citizens. The Mushaira commenced with welcome address by Prof. Safia Akhtar Sheikh, the Head of the Department of Urdu. She gave a detailed speech regarding the nature and significance of the programme. She also welcomed Prof. Sujata Slathia and Prof. Mala Bhasin, Prof. Revika Arora the co-ordinators of the chain of events under ‘Aazadi ka Amrit Utsav.’ The event was moderated by Dr. Liaqat Jafri, Professor in the Department of Urdu and a renowned poet himself, while Dr. Balbir, Professor in the same department, supervised the broadcast of the programme. The technical team behind this online event was led by Dr. Javaid Iqbal, Professor in the Department of Urdu. All the participants were given certificates as a token of participation. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Javaid Iqbal.
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