JU organises 4th Manzer Azmi Memorial lecture

JAMMU: The 4th Manzer Azmi Memorial lecture was organized today by the department of Urdu, University of Jammu in collaboration with the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Literature, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi(NCPUL).

The thought provoking lecture was delivered by Dr Taqi Abedi a Canadian Urdu scholar.

The topic of the lecture was 'Firaq Ki Rubyooun ke Roop'.

In his thought provoking lecture Dr Taqi Abedi discussed various aspects of the poetry of Firaq Gorkpuri particularly his Rubuyat was discussed in detail. He informed that Firaq Gorkhpuri give new dimensions to Urdu poetry. He wrote on different themes, his art techniques was unique. In this regard Dr Taqi Abedi quoted various Urdu verses of Firaq Gorkpuri. The thought provoking lecture was appreciated by one and all. Participants asked various questions to Dr Taqi Abedi which he replied in a befitting manner.

Prof. Manoj Dhar Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, Chief Guest on the occasion while speaking on the occasion congratulated the department of Urdu for organizing literary meets again and again.

He described department of Urdu, University of Jammu the most active department in the campus which is organizing literary activities frequently.

He also discuss the role of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Literature for the promotion of Urdu language and informed that throughout India the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Literature is doing good job for the promotion of Urdu language.

Describing Prof. Manzer Azmi an honest teacher and scholar of Urdu language. Prof. M.K. Dhar informed that the Research Books written by Manzer Azmi would be remembered for a long time.

Earlier Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Dean Faculty of Arts and HOD Urdu while presenting the welcome address informed that Manzer Azmi lecture was sanctioned to the department by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Literature, New Delhi in 2010, since then department is organizing the lecture regularly.

He said that Manzer Azmi served department of Urdu as lecturer, Reader, Professor and Head. Author of one dozens books in Urdu. Mazer Azmi was a honest teacher, his book written in Urdu are remarkable.

He was a urdu poet also. Keeping his contribution in view the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language and Literature (NCPUL) sanctioned the lecture to the department of Urdu, University of Jammu. The lecture is a great tribute to Prof. Mazer Azmi added Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik.

On this occasion special number of 'Hakeem-ul-Ummat' a literary organ on Taqi Abedi was also released by Prof. Manoj Kumar Dhar , Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu. The "Hukeem ul Ummat" is being published from Srinagar, Kashmir by Zafer Haideri.

The various literary personalities has written on the Art and Literature of Dr Taqi Abedi. The special number contains 332 pages. Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Prof. Khawaj Ekram Ud Din, Prof. Sharib Rudualivi, Prof. Ali Ahmed fatmi, Prof. Beig Ehsas and Prof. Akber haideri has written their articles on the life, work and personality of Dr Taqi Abedi in the special number of "Hakeem Ul Ummat".

The proceeding of the program was conducted by Dr Mohd Reyaz Ahmed, Associate Professor of the department of Urdu, University of Jammu while Dr A.R. Manhas, Assistant Professor of the department of Urdu, University of Jammu presented a vote of thanks. The program was attended by Students, scholars, Faculty member and a large number of Member of civil society.

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