by Sultan Ahmad & Ali Ahmad
Wakhi poets and signers performed at an informal literary session organized by the youth of Gojal in Gilgit town last week. Divided in two parts i.e. Mushaira and Singing sessions, the session witnessed unprecedented performances from new and seasoned artists.
The poets who participated in the Mushaira included Mr. Riaz Ahmed, Mr. Amanullah, Mr. Ahmed Jami Sakhi, Mr. Ali Qurban, Mr. Sultan Ahmed (host), Mr. Didar Karim and Mr. Hussain Nasir.
In the second session, songs were sung by Mr. Riaz Ahmed, Mr. Ali Qurban, Mr. Didar Karim and Mr. Rehan Shah. All these performances received great appreciation from the audience belonging to different valleys and villages of Gojal Hunza.
The chief guest, Mr. Mohammad Alsam showed his great admiration for the standard of performances and the quality of poetry, appreciating artistic expression of messages and thoughts. He assured his level best support to the youth for such positive activities which are part and parcel of learning process.
Professor Rabbani, the guest of honor, termed this event unique and said that poetry is the eye of society which needs to be kept open and alive. He also
commended the youth for such a positive move. Some informal discussions were also made on ways and means for improving the quality of Wakhi Barnoma Sado-e-Bom-e-Dunyo as well as engaging the youth in research and literary work. A
ll the participants showed their commitment and willingness to continue such activities in the future involving more people and gathering more talent. Mr. Arshad, representing the organizers presented vote of thanks.