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November 30, 2019

Enthralling poetry evening at NPC


November 30, 2019

Islamabad :An enchanting poetry evening was organized in honour of celebrated poet Hasan Abbas Raza by the well-known literary organization Sada-e-Sukhan in collaboration with CASHT University at National Press Club (NPC) Library Hall.

The evening was presided over by the prominent poet, intellectual and critic Professor Dr. Waheed Ahmad. The guests included Sadia Kamal from National Press Club (NPC) and MD CASHT Tayyab Hussain Malik.

The evening started with recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by anchor-person Shahid Naseem. It was dexterously moderated by Shahid Nasim and Chairman Sada-e-Sukhan M. A. Doshi respectively.

At the outset, Shahid Nasim briefly apprised the gathering about the aims of Sada-e-Sukhan, and the personalities of Sadr-e-Mushaira and Sahib-e-Shaam Hasan Abbas Raza, afterward Chairman Sada-e-Sukhan M. A. Doshi conducted the proceedings.

In acknowledgement of Hasan Abbas Raza’s passionate services to Urdu poetry, Chairman ‘Sada-e-Sukhan’ M. A. Doshi gave ‘Sukhan Award 2019’ to ‘Sahib-e-Shaam’.

Hasan Abbas Raza before reciting his ‘Qalaam’ offered thanks to organizers for holding such an unforgettable evening. He also appreciated distinguished guests and audience for gracing the occasion with their presence. Terming the evening extraordinary he thanked M. A. Doshi and other coordinators of the evening for honoring him with ‘Sukhan Award 2019’.

MD CASHT Tayyab Hussain Malik talked about the lure of technology, which is driving the youth away from the charming world of books. While there is none denying the fact that printed book sales have seen a huge fall with the rise of digital era, however determined efforts can slow down this fall and the excitement over technology will certainly drop.

He said that we are opening a public library at CASHT University, which will also be a lending library with a reading room adding that although technology is at war with the books but the era of the printed book is far from over. Dr. Waheed Ahmad In his presidential address extending thanks to Chairman Sada-e-Sukhan M. A. Doshi and CASHT Management delivered a talk on various beautiful aspects of the personality of Hasan Abbas Raza.

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