August 13, Kathmandu: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu on Friday organized a literary event titled “Nepal Aur Urdu Adab” (Nepal and Urdu Literature) in Kathmandu.
According to the Embassy of Pakistan, the event was organized as part of the 75th Independence Year celebrations and to strengthen friendly relations between Nepal and Pakistan.
Addressing the program as the Chief Guest, the Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel, appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for the improvement of the health and education sectors of Nepal.
Minister Paudel also thanked Pakistan Embassy for organizing the literary event that brought together poets of Nepali and Urdu languages.
During the program, the Chancellor of Nepal Academy, Ganga Prasad Uprety, highlighted the importance of Ghazal, a literary genre, as a connecting link between Nepali and Urdu literature.
In his concluding remarks, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, Syed Haider Shah, highlighted Urdu’s role in bringing together people from across the South Asian region.
He also underlined the need for further deepening ties between the literary bodies of Nepal and Pakistan.
Famous poets of Nepal, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Dr Zubair Farooq, Dr Saqib Harooni (President Sahitya Academy Nepal), Syed Khalid Mohsin, Sahar Mehmood, Imtiaz Wafa (President Urdu Academy Nepal), Jamshid Ansari, Furqan Faizi, Asad Kamran, Bhon Nist, Shanti Sharma, Zafar Ahmed Ali, and Sangita Thapa Magar read their poems in the event.
The event was attended by professionals from different areas including politicians, serving and retired officials, intellectuals, social activists, journalists, and writers.
During the event book, “Aahang-e-Himala” (Unisons of Himalayas) authored by Nepali poet of Urdu Dr Abdul Mubeen Khan was unveiled.