Kathmandu, August 13. The Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu organized a literary event titled “Nepal Aur Urdu Adab” at Hotel Aloft, Kathmandu on 12 August 2022, as part of 75th Independence Year celebrations.
Devendra Paudel, Minister of Education of Science & Technology was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Mr. Ganga Prasad Uprety, Chancellor Nepal Academy graced the occasion as Special Guest. The event was attended by people from different strata of society including politicians, serving and retired officials, intellectuals, social activists, journalists, writers as well as analysts. The aim of the event was to highlight literary linkages between Pakistan & Nepal and strengthen friendly relations, particularly between both countries.
Famous poets of Nepal, Pakistan and UAE including Dr. Zubair Farooq, Dr. Saqib Harooni (President Sahitya Academy Nepal), Syed Khalid Mohsin, Mr. Sahar Mehmood, Mr. Imtiaz Wafa (President Urdu Academy Nepal), Mr. Jamshid Ansari, Mr. Furqan Faizi, Mr. Asad Kamran, Mr. Bhon Nistj, Ms. Shanti Sharma, Mr. Zafar Ahmed Alig & Ms. Sangitha Pamgr participated in the event and won appreciation for their contributions.
During the event book, “Ahang-e-Himala” authored by Nepalese writer and poet Dr. Abdul Mubeen Khan, was also launched.
Chief Guest, Devendra Paudel, appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in the Education and Health Sectors and commended Pakistan Embassy for organizing the literary event which brought together Nepali & Urdu-speaking poets from both countries. Special Guest, Mr. Ganga Prasad Uprety, distributed the souvenirs among the poets/ poetesses and lauded the efforts of the Pakistan Embassy for promoting the literature to bring closer both countries.
Syed Haider Shah, Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, appreciated the laudable contributions of all participating poets and writers. He highlighted Urdu’s role in bringing together people from across regions and countries. He also underlined the need for further deepening cooperative relationships between the literary bodies of Nepal and Pakistan.