A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
URDU MARKAZ INTERNATIONAL MUSHAIRA AND AWARD NIGHT, LOS ANGELES,
The 2010 International Mushaira and Award Ceremony was organized by
Urdu Markaz International, Los Angeles on October 30th, 2010. Urdu
Mrakaz International has won many laurels from all International
world literary societies. The Markaz was founded by Mrs. Naiyer
Jehan Begum, and her husband, Syed Zahanat Hussain. The program
began with a welcome address by Naiyer Jahan Begum who has played a
leading role in promoting the cause of Urdu in Southern California.
Poetess and writer Naiyer Jahan and her husband Zehanat Hussain
resides in Los Angeles and has been organizing International
mushairas and international literary Awards since 1987. In her
address Naiyer Jahan Begum stressed the need to bring people
together rising above the narrow divisions and develop common bonds
by sharing our life experiences for which literary work is the best
medium. It was a night to remember for hundreds of Urdu lovers who
packed the hall for a GRAND MUSHAIRA and AWARD CEREMONY.
The three major recipients of Awards were:
LUDMILA VASILYEVA, Russia
Winner of Qazi Mohammad, Fakhr-e-Urdu International Award,
2010(Plaque and Cash prize of $2000.00)
Professor Dr. Ludmila Vasilyeva is a distinguished professor of
literature, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russia. She is the author of "The Righteous
Mutineer, Altaf Hussain Hali(19th Century to 20th Century) and "Faiz
Ahmad Faiz", Life & Works. Professor Ludmila Vasilyeva has written
numerous essays and articles in both Urdu and Russian and has
participated in international conferences for the last ten years.
She played a leading role in the memory of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and
Allama Iqbal the international setting.
PARVIN SHERE, Canada
Winner of Ahmad Adaya Urdu International Award for "Best Book" -
"RAINDROPS ON PARCHED LAND" (NIHAL - E - DIL PAR SAHAB JAISE) and
"Poet of the year", 2010(Plaque and Cash prize of $5000.00).
Parvin Shere has been acknowledged as a born artist and versatile
poetess. Based on a single theme of 'MOTHER', NIHAL - E - DIL PAR
SAHAB JAISE has a myriad of enthralling universal implications, and
is a unique example in Urdu Literature. "Adabi Culture", Varnasi,
India has awarded her book "KIRCHIAN"("FRAGMENTS") the best book for
2008 and "Duniyae Sher-o-Adab-United kingdom" for a unique creation
in Urdu literature. She is the recepient of eight awards in
paintings and her works has been exhibited internationally.
ANWAR MASOOD, Pakistan
Winner of Asar Lucknawi, Living Legend Urdu International Award,
2010(Plaque and Cash prize of $5000.00)
Anwar Masood is the distingished author of several books in Urdu
Poetry, Punjabi Poetry and Urdu Prose. He has won several Honors &
Awards which includes - Pride of Performance Award by the Government
of Pakistan on best dedicated services to Urdu language &
Literature, Nishan-e-Gugrat Award on overall performance in Urdu
literature, Waris Shah National literary award,Punjab Writers Guild
Award and Ajami award for his book "Ik Dareecha ik Charagh".