TRIBUTE PAID TO GREAT POETESS PARVEEN SHAKIR AT FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY

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TRIBUTE PAID TO GREAT POETESS PARVEEN SHAKIR  AT FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY.
RAWALPINDI: Urdu Department of Fatima Jinnah Women University has organized reference to pay tribute to great poetess of Pakistan Parveen Shakir on her death anniversary. Chief Guests of the event were Parveen Qadir Agha, Chairperson Parveen Shakir Trust, Rafaqat Javed, famous novelist and Prof. Dr. Mussarat. Faculty members and students attended this literary reference.  
Talking about poetry of Parveen Shakir, Prof Dr. Mussarat said that she portrayed the issues related to the women diligently and gives the message of hope to women. She is the poetess of present and future. She beautifully highlighted our social attitudes and perceptions in her poetry. Perveen Shakirís famous books include, ‘Khushbo’, ‘Sad-e-Barg,‘ ‘Inkaar’, ‘Maah-e-Tamaam’, “Kaf-e-Aa’ina‘ and ‘Khud-Kalaami. 
Parveen Qadir Agha, said that she was one of those female poets who could be regarded as pioneers in defying tradition by expressing the “female experience” in Urdu poetry. Poetry of Parveen Shakir attracted the hearts of youth and beautifully expressed emotions and feelings of a girl in a realistic manner, she said. She urged that such reference would be arranged to pay tribute to the pillars of Urdu poetry for their unique creations
Ms. Rafaqat Javed while paying tribute to this great Urdu poetess said that she was a self-made woman and adopted purely eastern style in her poems. She is a sensitive woman who expressed her personal experiences and feelings in her poetry. She said that she will remain alive through her poetry and researches should be done on her poetic collection. 
At the end of that ceremony Aqleema Naz, lecturer Urdu Department gave vote of thanks.  Afterwards, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir gave University souvenir to the respected Guests.

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