A three-day course for women writers on vital issues of society concluded at Dawah Centre for Women (DCW) of the International Islamic University (IIU).
The course, a joint effort of the DCW and Department of Urdu (female campus), was attended by 37 women writers of the university.
“The course was aimed at encouraging young writers to discuss vital issues of society with their pen, while they were taught how to take guidance from the Islamic teaching when it came to writing,” said Faryal Ambreen, acting incharge of the DCW.
Concluding ceremony of the course was joined by deputy director general of Dawah Academy Dr. Imtiaz Zafar, acting director (female campus) Dr. Sameena Malik, head of the Urdu department Dr. Najiba Arif, participants of the course and other staff members.
“Dawah Academy is focused to further broaden the vision of the important people of society as it gives training to them integrated with teachings of Islam,” said Dr. Imtiaz Zafar in his speech.
He lauded the activity and hoped that young writers would apply the gained training in their work which he hoped will result in best performance.
Dr. Samina Malik mentioned the prominent names of female writers in literature and said that DCW had provided a significant platform to the students of university where they can build their confidence and enhance their skills.
She said a teacher training programme in collaboration with DCW and Department of Education should be launched.
Dr. Najeeba Arif said literature played vital role in building societies and such constructive activates can pave the way for success of society.
Faryal Ambreen, who coordinated the course, said the DCW since its inception in 1998 had launched long-term programmes in which 30,000 people had participated so far.
“The DCW has also arranged more than 50 Haj training workshops and its 300 Haj trainers in 68 cities of the country providing services,” she said.
Later, certificates of completion were given to participants.