The Government College University Faisalabad arranged Mehfil-e-Mushara to enthrall poetry lovers at its Hockey Ground in which humorous and serious poetry was presented before the gathering.
The event was arranged by the Department of Urdu, GCUF on the instructions of GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakir Hussain. Famous columnist Attaul Haq Qasmi chaired the event in which senior poet Aslam Ensari was guest of honor.
Eminent Poet Wasi Shah conducted the programme. One of the salient features was the performance of Khalid Masood Khan and Dr Inam Ul Haq who presented their hear-catching poetry before the gathering. Mansoor Afaq, Ahsan Shahid, Dr Sughra Sadaf, Ali Asghar Abbas, Nasir Ali Hassan. Dr Fakharuddin Noori, Hassam Hur, Nadeem, Bhaja, Hassan Shahid, Sajid Gul, Saima Irum, Zalkiqar Ahsan, Tariq Kaleem, Nusrat Sadique, Gulfam Naqvi, Shahzad Baig, Kamran Rasheed, Dr Tariq Hashmi, Shakeela Sham, Asghar ali Baloch and others also entertained the participant through their poetry.
Scores of locals thronged the event and the GCUF remained a main source of attraction among the poetry lovers. They termed it a good attempt to promote Urdu literature and a function to entertain and get refuge from the monotonous routine.
Addressing on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor said that it is the need of the hour to promote our culture among the new generation as it is our culture that tells us who are we. He said that such activities will help flourish the skills of young poet with an attraction to renowned poets. He also stressed the need to encourage such activities which are helping preserving our cultural heritage.