Sahiwal, February 17, 2017
COMSATS University Sahiwal, Punjab Lok Sujag, Sahiwal Art Council, Awaz Society
and Engro Foods have planned to organize Cultural Programs on the eve of International
Mother Language Day.
1st Event i.e. Punjabi Mushaira was arranged at COMSATS University Sahiwal on February
17, 2017. Sixteen (16) poets presented their Punjabi poetry. A well known writer
and poet, Mr. Afzal Saahir conducted the whole program whereas, Prof. Arjmand Qureshi
conducted the opening session.
Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat, Director CIIT Sahiwal was the Chief Guest.
The program was started with recitation from the holy Quran. One minute silence
was observed and Dua Fatiha was recalled in memory of martyrs of recent suicide
attacks in Pakistan.
During inaugural speech, Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat welcomed all the poets
and participants. He extended his gratitude for their participation in Punjabi Mushaira.
This program was attended Mr. Ehsan Ul Haq Idrees, Chairman, Parks and Horticulture
Authority (PHA), Sahiwal, Mr. Muhammad Amir Siddique, President, Sahiwal Chamber
of Commerce & Industries, Mr. Aqeel Ashfaq, Resident Director, Sahiwal Arts Council,
representatives of Punjab Lok Sujag, AWAZ Society Sahiwal and Engro Foods, Sahiwal,
senior journalists, head of institutions, civil society, head of departments, faculty,
officers, staff and large number of students of CIIT Sahiwal.
Before conclusion of the event, all poets, organizers and VIP guests were presented
souvenirs by Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat, Director, COMSATS Sahiwal followed
by the dinner at CIIT Sahiwal.
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