Inauguration Of Taqi Kamal’s Books
Communication & Media Cell, MQM USA; Philadelphia; May 2nd, 2009: Gahwarah-e-Adab Philadelphia held a launching ceremony for the books “Sheshey ka Ghar” and “Rehnumar-e-Safar” written by prominent poet, and an office-bearer of Gahwarah-e-Adab Philadelphia, Taqi Kamal. The meeting was well attended by intellectuals, writers, critics, and lovers of poetry. Patron-in-Chief, MQM North America, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also attended the event. In his address he said that cultures that remain in touch with writing and literature nourish healthy and civic attitudes. In this era great responsibility falls on the shoulders of our writers. Authors must execute a Jihad with their pens against extremism and terrorism. This meeting took a critical survey of the work of Taqi Kamal which was met with praise and jubilance. Distinguished intellectual and poet Dr. Anjum Irfan called Taqi Kamal’s poetry a “fresh breeze” and declared his book a great contribution to Urdu literature. Prominent intellectual Dr. Salem Khan presided over the event. He remarked that Taqi Kamal’s poetry is distinguished among Urdu literature. It is very difficult to hold a congregation and keep in touch with our own traditions and culture. Taqi Kamal has dealt with difficult aspects of life in his poetry. The meeting ended on a lighthearted note with a Mushaira of comical poetry. The following distinguished people attended the event: Asad Bhai, Hasan Bhai, Ashiq Parvia, Rana Taj, Imran Bhai, Wahi Bhai, Shakeel Khan, Mehwish Tirmizi, Mohd. Ayub, Azhar Tirmizi, Rizwan Malick, Mahfooz Hydari, Naeem Hasan, Anwar Khan, Perwaiz Farooqi, Dr. Anjum Irfan, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui , and Anoop Bhargwa.