Doha 30 Oct. 2017
World’s renowned Doha based Urdu language Literary forum ‘Majlis-e-Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Qatar’ (Forum for Development of Urdu Literature Qatar) will be awarding it’s 21st annual International Awards to Prof. Fatheh Muhammad Malik (Pakistan) and Prof. Abdus Samad (India). It will be followed by 23rd Annual session of Urdu reciting poetry.
The event is organised by Majlis in collaboration with katara Cultural Village Foundation under the patronage of Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Sports, State of Qatar at the amphitheatre, Katara Cultural Village on 2nd of November 2017.
This year, a Special Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Award will also be awarded to Dr. Syed Taqi Abedi, a Canadian national poet, by origin from India.
‘Katara is our cultural partner’, Chairman Majlis, Mohammad Atiq said. He said that ‘ Katara is a valley of cultures, art, literature, poetry, theatre and music from different parts of the world’. On behalf of Majlis (committee consists of board members from Pakistani & Indian community living in Qatar), We pay our gratitude to the management of Katara Cultural Village Foundation of their cooperation and support in organizing 21st Majlis Int’l Award and 23rd Annual Majlis Mushaira 2017, said Mohammad Atiq.
Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, will be the chief guest on the occasion. Indian envoy P. Kumaran, and Pakistan’s envoy to Qatar Shahzad Ahmed will be the guest of honour.
The award presentation ceremony will be followed by a grand mushaira which will be presided over by Dr. Khurshid Rizvi, a 19th Majlis’ Aalmi Award winner and is also the Chairman of Pakistan’ Award Jury.
Compering of the mushaira (poetry reciting) will be done by Doha based renowned compere and poet Fartash Syed,
Following poets will be participating this year in Doha based world’s prestigious Majlis Frogh-e-Urdu Adab annual poetry evening in Doha :
Farhat Ehsas, Azm Shakri, Ms. Lata Haya, Dr. Mehtab Alam and Vijay Tiwari are from India.
Dr. Khurshid Rizvi, Dr. Inam ul Haq Javied, Ms. Sabin Saif, Khalid Sharif, Zaeem Rashid, Syed Naveed Haider and Fakhra Anjum will be participating from Pakistan.
Fartash Syed, Aziz Nabil and Syed Mishfiq Raza Naqvi wil be participating from Doha, Qatar
Dr. Taqi Abedi (Canada), Amer Bin Ali (Japan), Bader Seemab (Kuwait) and Ghazal Ansari (UK )are also participating from various regions around the world.
Guest entry is free and Urdu literature lovers in Qatar and around are welcomed to attend.