The Department of Hindi and Urdu of Christ University organized their annual programme Sham-E-Ghazal on Friday, 23rd August 2013 at the Campus view, 10th Floor, Central Block. The students of Christ University and Ghazal lovers from all over the city came together to enjoy the evening of music and poetry. Renowned Urdu and Hindi poets as well as aspiring student poets of Christ University were present during the occasion. This was a platform for our young poets to present their Ghazals and poems in front of a huge audience.
The Hon. Vice Chancellor Rev. Dr. Fr.Thomas C Mathew inaugurated the programme. In his inaugural address, he spoke about the relevance of organizing such programmes in our campus where students from different religions and cultures harmoniously co-exist. He also insisted upon the need to promote and preserve the ancient forms of art like Ghazal singing. The Chief Guest of the function was Ustad Hari Krishen Pahva, the renowned Hindustani and Ghazal singer.
This event saw the presence of poets like Zafer Mohiuddin, Muneer Ahmed Jami, Nadeem Farooqi, Hasan Ali, Natiq Ali Puri, Kishwer Kolari, Asar Jaffery. Noted Scholar Prof. Maher Mansoor presided over the function. Selected student poets like Arati Rajan, Chahak Goel, Aditi Lahoti, Pallavi Jha, Mohmmed Musaib, Nisaruddin, Priyank Himanshu, Mohammed Ameer hamza, presented their poems.
Ghazal singers Chakochan, Anustha, Himali, Akash, Vidyun and Sarvar enthralled the audience with their melodious rendering of popular Ghazals. The scholars who were present during the occasion provided the curious students with insights on poems and Ghazals. Famous compere Muneer Ahmed Jami did the compering. Dr Abdul Munaff welcomed the gathering and Amrutha Dwivedi proposed the vote of thanks.
Co-ordinators Dr. George Joseph
Dr. Abdul Munaff
Dr. Sebastian K.A.