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Poems recited in Nepali and Urdu

Kathmandu: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized a literary event titled “Nepal Aur Urdu Adab” in Kathmandu on Friday as part of Pakistan’s 75th Independence Year celebrations.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Uprety graced the occasion as Special Guest. The event was attended by people from different strata of society including politicians, serving and retired officials, intellectuals, social activists, journalists, writers as well as analysts. The aim of the event was to highlight literary linkages between Pakistan and Nepal and strengthen friendly relations particularly between both countries, according to a statement released by the Embassy.

Famous poets of Nepal, Pakistan & 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 Nistj, Shanti Sharma, Zafar Ahmed Alig and Sangitha Pamgr participated in the event and won appreciation for their contributions.

During the event a book, titled “Ahang-e-Himala” authored by Nepali writer and poet Dr Abdul Mubeen Khan was also launched.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Minister of Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel appreciated the efforts of Government of Pakistan in education and health sectors and commended Pakistani Embassy for organizing the literary event which brought together Nepali and Urdu speaking poets from both countries.

Likewise, Special Guest Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Uprety distributed the souvenirs among the poets and poetesses and lauded the efforts of Pakistan Embassy for promoting the literature to bring closer both the countries.

Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal Syed Haider Shah appreciated the laudable contributions of all participating poets and writers. He highlighted Urdu’s role in bringing together people from across regions and countries. He also underlined the need for further deepening cooperative relationships between the literary bodies of Nepal and Pakistan, adds the statement.

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