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Rai Ghulamuddin remembered by Wakhi poets

Gilgit: Poets from different parts of Gojal valley participated in the Mushaira, paying glowing tributes to Late. Rai Ghulamuddin

Special Reporter

Gilgit: Commemorating the legendary social worker and renowned community leader from Gojal Hunza, poets and elders paid special tribute to Rai Ghulamuddin (late) for his selfless work and dedication towards education, culture and social development in some of the far flung regions of Gilgit Baltistan. Organized under the banner of Wakhi Literary Circle (WLC) and Gojal Youth Forum (GYF), the  program gathered over 100 individuals belonging to different parts of Gojal Hunza, including both men and women. Mr. Mutabiat Shah, Member Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly was the Chief Guest whereas Mr. Rehmatulah Baig, a renowned teacher and social worker was the guest of honor.

Mr. Mutabiat Shah who had remained in association with late Ghulamuddin since early ages, paid special tribute to the leader for his vision, open heart, commitment, great ideas and acumen to think and act. He was of the view that there was not a single arena which was left out by this great leader. Ranging from education to culture , social development , economic development, trade and commerce; in all areas he had a role to play. Mr. Rehmat mentioned about his commitment to work and strong conviction.   He said that late Ghulamuddin was so brave that despite his serious illness he used to give solace to his family members to stay calm.

Renowned poets and youngsters from Gojal in a special mushaira, presented their poetry specially written in the honor of the great legend. The first session was conducted by Mr. Sultan Ahmed and Ms. Laila Ghazi. The poets included Ahmed Riaz, Ali Qurban,  Ahmed Jami Sakhi, Lal Jahan, Saifuddin Saif, Sultan Ahmed, Laila Ghazi and Zohaib Khan.  Mr. Rehan Shah in his speech alluded towards the great leader’s message for the youth keeping in view his work and his exemplary services in social developmet of communities as well as preservation of culture and ofcourse education.

Later on a  general poetry session was conducted by Mr. Aziz Ahmed whereby songs were presented by Saif, Zohaib and Sufyan Karim. Mr. Muzaffaruddin and Nawab Ali Khan were Chief Guest and guest of honor in the second session. Both of them also appreciated the wonderful work done by Mr. Ghulamuddin during the course of his life. Nawab Ali Khan announced a series of scholarship for three brilliant students in the name of Mr. Ghulamuddin. Vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Mujeeburrehman, President Gojal  Youth Forum (GYF). The program was organized in the beautiful hall of Rumi Academy of Arts in Zulfiqarabad Giligt. Certificate of appreciation was distributed amongst those who made special contribution to the success of the program.

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  1. I appreciate both the idea and the programme conducted in memory of Rai Ghulamuddin (late) whose services have been memorable for the communities in Hunza. Looking at the prevailing situation situation in GB in general and in Gilgit in particular, these sorts of healthy activities are need of the hour and needs to be enhanced. I appreciate the peots, singers and organizers equally and I miss them.

  2. It really give’s me happiness when i think of that moment’s we spent together and hope to live my life and guide people according to the teachings of my sweet grand father Rai u pooop.nice work done by the poet’s and Awesome programme arranged at RUMI academy and hope to see more legend’s like him from HUNZA.

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