Express Media Group: Urdu conference kicks off today

Two-day international conference titled ‘Urdu and the Contemporary World’ starts today.

Express September 30, 2011


A two-day international conference titled ‘Urdu and the Contemporary World’ will start on Friday (today) at Expo Centre here.

Renowned writers, poets and researchers from across the world will participate in the moot and express their views on a variety of topics relating to Urdu.

The conference will conclude with a mushaira.

Delegates from India, Canada, Norway, Britain, China and Turkey will attend the moot that will start at 10 am. The three sessions on the first day will focus on “The Situation in International Urdu Centres”, “Urdu and Mass Media” and “Urdu’s relation with Pakistani Languages”. The second day will be devoted to debating “International Literature: Contemporary Demands and Situation of Urdu”, “Women’s Participation in Urdu Literature” and “The Basic Challenges Facing Urdu: Spellings, Script, Computer”.

The second session of the first day will be presided over by Agha Nasir and the third session will be chaired by Dr Saleem Akhtar. On second day, Dr Gopi Chand Narang, Jeelani Bano and Fateh Muhammad Malik will preside over the first, second and third session, respectively.

A mushaira will be held at the end to the second day in which poets from Pakistan and abroad will recite their poetry.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2011.


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