Urdu Heritage Festival has become a unique platform for Artists and literary legends


New Delhi(Press release):If you have updates about your surroundings living in Delhi you would be aware about the six-days Urdu Heritage Festival going on at Central Park of Connaught Place, Delhi. Delhi Urdu Academy has been organising it’s annual event there since 2010 consecutively.  Five successful days have already passed and it is looking forward for its final day tomorrow. Before you get some summary of 5th day you must check out the details of tomorrow in which celebrities like Javed Ali (Bollywood singer) and Rahat Indori (a poet and a film lyricist) are scheduled to perform. Delhi govt is showing it’s immense interest for the promotion of Urdu and this fest is quite enough to prove that. Last night, senior IAS officer Manisha Saxena visited the point and praised the initiative. She also holds the post of Divisional Commissioner Delhi. The fest starts at 12:00 PM and lasts till 9:30 PM every day.

The 5th day event started with Qissa Bachpan Ke Khelon Ka by Talent Group of Delhi followed by a wonderful Mahfile Qawwali presented by Shahid Sami Niyazi and party who came from Rampur, UP. After the performance, the very famous Shahid Sami  was warmly welcomed with a cluster of flowers by the assistant publication officer of Urdu Academy, Delhi Mr. Mohammad Haroon. Then as per the schedule, Josh the drama club of Jamia Miliia Islamia presented a heartfelt drama titled Pahle Aap. The play was based on the thoughts of communalism full of satirical situations. In the play Ramdeen and Raheem Khan were the two major characters who wanted to spread riots amongst Hindus and Muslims of Lucknow but they could not succeed in their intentions and ambitions because as per the play Lucknow was not an easy place for spreading communal disturbance due to it’s Hindu Muslim unity. During the play there was a pin drop silence in the crowd and it left a very heart touching message of unity and integrity. The play was a written piece of Prof Iftekhar Alam Khan and was directed and co-directed by Dr Adnan Bismillah and Dr. Javed Hasan respectively. Pahle Aap a cultural marker phrase of Lucknow that means ‘First you please’ clearly shows praiseworthy culture of its native speakers. During the group pose session Vice Chairman and Assistant secretary of Urdu Academy Delhi was present there on stage. They both thanked the artists and the duo directors of the play. The permanent duo anchors of the fest, Mr Athar Saeed and Reshma Farooqui were skilfully leading the programme as they did during last four days.

Then one after another three Sham-e-Ghazal programmes were presented by prominent Ghazal singers, Zulfi Khan Sabri, Sithara (Kochi) and Radhika Chopra in their different patterns and styles. The day ended up with the Qawwali singing of Asim Warsi from Amroha.


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