Chandigarh December 28, 2021: The birthday of great romantic Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib was celebrated with enthusiasm and gusto by the Department of Urdu Panjab University Chandigarh, here on Monday. Prominent academic and literary personalities, research scholars, and students participated in the program organized online.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ali Abbas, Coordinator of the Urdu Department said that Mirza Ghalib was a popular secular poet appreciated by all sections of the society. His poetry provided food for thought in all his compositions, which left an everlasting impact on everybody’s mind. Mirza Ghalib was an innovative poet, who would continue to inspire the coming generation for many centuries, he added.
In their papers presented on the occasion, Research Scholar Mohd Shareef and Mohd Sultan touched on various aspects of Mirza Ghalib’s life. Dr. Zareen Fatima recited a Ghazal of Mirza Ghalib. The students of various classes also recited Ghazals, couplets, and others anecdotes associated with the life of legendary Urdu poet.
Paying rich tributes, Prof. Rehana Parveen (Retd.) said that the contribution of Mirza Ghalib to Urdu literature was second to none.
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Zulfiqar of the Persian Department highlighted that apart from Urdu, Ghalib was also a great scholar of Persian and Arabic languages.
BY: Madhur Vyas