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Sham-e-Ghazal 2017: Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand organizes program

Sham-e-Ghazal 2017:  Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand organizes program

Auckland: A great annual Ghazal night was organised by Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand on 8th October 2017 at Fickling Convention Centre Auckland.

The programme started at 6:30 pm. Roshni Chadha who was the master of ceremony of the event has welcomed the guests. She has well presented the programme.

Dr M M Baig Taimoori, Vice President stated the programme details. He also introduced the newly elected president of the association Roopa Suchdev.

The new president Roopa Suchdev, a well known personality of Auckland congratulated the newly elected executive members. She said in her speech that Urdu Hindi cultural association is of the best associations in New Zealand.

She said that she has been associated with this association since ten years. The main aim of this association is to organise Mushaira, Kavi Sammelan and Sham e Ghazal twice a year. This association publishes the magazine “DHANAK” in three languages Urdu, Hindi and English, conducts Urdu and Hindi classes for the new generation who are keen to learn their mother tongue. She also mentioned about the magazine Dhanak which is rich in literature, articles on various topics, messages from Governor General of NZ, Deputy Prime Minister and Mayor of Auckland.

It runs by sponsors, donations and funds from COGS.

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP, Patron of the association in his speech he appreciated the organizers for conducting such a beautiful night in the western countries to make awareness for the future generation to restore our culture, heritage and languages. The Sixth edition of the annual Magazine “DHANAK” was launched by these dignitaries- Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP, Melissa Lee MP, Parmjeet Parmar MP, Michael Wood MP, Anne Degia Pala QSM, Jeet Suchdev JP and Ella Kumar JP. They were impressed by the talented individuals who mesmerised the audience with their soul touching voices.

Most notable among these were Nasir Mirza, Sandeep Singh, Kanika Deish, Arvinder Vasudeva, Prof SD Madhur, Arif Zia, Gopal Kishan, Joyti Virk and the youngest talented singers Arya and Jatin.

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi was impressed to see Sham-e- Ghazal at a very grand scale. He said that we need to protect our languages and preserve our culture and heritage and Ghazal is a part of it. He also said in his statement that people will value and respect those who preserve their languages and so as culture.

Mr Ghouse Majeed and Syed Mujeeb were the main organisers of the night. Prof SD Madhur and his team made this event a remarkable night with their musical talents.

By Syed Mujeeb