Bazm-e Urdu Dubai is a non-profitable, non-religious and non-political registered organization with a vision to see lovers of Urdu language on one platform irrespective of their faith, geographical boundaries or even their native language. Bazm-e Urdu Dubai has a mission to promote URDU by creating occasions where it can spread the love for one of the sweetest languages of the world, Urdu, globally.
Bazm-e Urdu Dubai (BEU) is based in Dubai and run by volunteers from all over the UAE. These volunteers are professionals, intellectuals and others who are immersed in the charisma and love of Urdu language.
Bazm-e Urdu has gained popularity and repute in a short span of time within its circle due to the exclusivity of its presentations. Bazm-e Urdu has initiated a series of quality programs including seminars, tributes, talk shows, poetry sessions, contests and dramas etc., to breathe life into the language. These programs also unite the lovers of Urdu all over the world. One of their regular and most liked programs is Annual Gathering “Mehfil-e Urdu
This year too, Bazm-e Urdu arranged its annual gathering “Mehfil-e Urdu” on 29th August 2019 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Oud Metha Rd., Dubai. The program was divided in three segments; “Awards Distribution”, “Ruu-ba Ruu”, a talk show and a “Musical Tribute” to India’s legendary poet, Kaifi Azmi. The year 2019 is recognized as the birth centenary celebrations year of Kaifi Azmi and to commemorate him, Bazm-e Urdu had designed a variety of programs on his work and life.
Within its initiative, Bazm-e Urdu is determined to establish three regular awards beside several other honors. These three awards’ categories are named as 1. Josh-e Urdu Award; each year this award is presented to a person whose love for Urdu has influenced Urdu literature. This year’s Josh-e Urdu Award was conferred upon a well known Indian theorist, literary critic, and scholar, Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, for his outstanding services for Urdu literature. 2. Alamdaar-e Urdu Award category falls to those personalities who are dedicated to re-establish Urdu’s well-enjoyed status for Urdu lovers. Alamdaar-e Urdu Award 2019 was presented to Muhammad Ahmed Shah, President Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi for his dedication and services for Urdu. Last but not least 3. Passbaan-e Urdu Award; This category defines those who, regardless of being non-Urdu speakers, are putting their efforts for the betterment of Urdu. This year this award was presented to Dr. Mala Mehra, Principal Hoerner College, Lucknow for her support to the cause of Urdu.
To honor Kaifi Azmi’s achievements, this year another award was added to the ceremony “Kaifi Azmi Award for Urdu Lyricist” and was presented to Bollywood’s famous lyricist Irshad Kamil for penning popular and poetically distinguished Urdu Songs for Bollywood movies.
Program’s second part was a talk-show “Ruu-ba Ruu”. This segment was presented by Bazm-e Urdu’s most talented member Ms. Tarannum Ahmed whose unique style of interviewing the celebrities is famous not only within UAE circle but also among India’s crowd. She was Ruu-ba Ruu (face to face) with famous Bollywood actress and Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi who was here to be a part of the centenary celebrations of his father. Shaban Azmi discussed her father’s life and his work with pride. His association with Socialist Party was also discussed. This segment was hugely applauded by the audience.
Mehfil-e Urdu’s third segment was a musical tribute to Kaifi Azmi’s poetry which was presented jointly by yet another film and TV superstar Kanwaljit Singh and National Award-winning actress Tanvi Azmi, who has acted in films including ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Tanvi is married to Shabana Azmi’s brother. This segment was bejeweled with Kaifi’s songs mainly from Bollywood films performed by the local artists. The audience was charmed by their beautiful singing and enjoyed their performance.
Our magazine “JOSH-E-URDU 2019” was released by distinguished guests and members of Bazm-e Urdu on this occasion. This magazine, quite popular amongst Urdu lovers, is released annually, both in Urdu and Roman English, detailing our previous year’s activities, office bearers’ reports, articles on celebrities participating in the function and other topics. This year’s magazine has few added attractions including appreciation, comments and valuable suggestions from readers and audiences and a section dedicated to articles written by children in Urdu language.
This “Mehfil” was concluded at 12:00 pm. Bazm’s General Secretary Mr. Rehan Khan thanked UAE Government, sponsors, and audience. This was certainly an unforgettable experience which was immensely appreciated by the Urdu lovers in UAE.
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