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GOALPARA, March 20 - A national-level seminar entitled �Hazrat Amir Khusrow Ki Adapi Kidmaat� sponsored by the National Commission for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) was organized here by the Oasis Trust at the Oasis Academy conference hall recently.

Speaking on the occasion, keynote speaker and the chief guest retired Professor and HoD, Urdu Department, Abhayapuri College, Bakshi Hazrat Ali Ahmed recalled the contributions of the multifaceted personality who was associated with the royal courts of the Delhi Sultanate in the field of literature, art and as a prolific musician. He added that his pluralistic identity was amply reflected in his literary works and music even though it was primarily written in Persian language and later assimilated in the local language in his later works. He was also an expert in several styles of Persian poetry which were developed during the medieval period in Persia, Prof Bakshi recalled.

Special guest, Retired Professor and HoD, English Department, Goalpara College in his speech highlighted the contributions of the great philosopher-poet who was also a sufi saint and a disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya and was also known as the �father of qawwali�, a form of sufi devotional music. He also enriched the Hindustani classical music by introducing Persian and Arabic elements to it.

The guest of honour Sojimuddin Ahmed dwelt at length on the life of the 13th century sufi musician, poet, composer and philosopher. He also said that he was an iconic figure in the culture history of Indian subcontinent. He also added that Khusrow was associated with the royal courts of seven rulers of the Delhi Sultanate. The guest of honour Mufti Saaduddin Al Quasimi spoke on the valuable contributions of Amir Khusrow in enriching Urdu language. Several others also spoke on the occasion.

The meeting was presided over by the Oasis Trust president Alhaj Korban Ali Akanda and was conducted by retired vice-principal, Prof AR Saikia. The seminar was inaugurated by the retired District & Sessions judge and presently a member of the Foreigners� Tribunal no 1, Ekramul Hussain.

Earlier, the vice-president of Oasis Trust, Prof MA Kashem explained the objectives of the seminar while the vote of thanks was offered by the secretary, Oasis Trust, ATM Forhad Ali. The seminar was attended by a large section of the public besides the teachers and students of the school.

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National seminar on Amir Khusrow organised at Goalpara

GOALPARA, March 20 - A national-level seminar entitled �Hazrat Amir Khusrow Ki Adapi Kidmaat� sponsored by the National Commission for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) was organized here by the Oasis Trust at the Oasis Academy conference hall recently.

Speaking on the occasion, keynote speaker and the chief guest retired Professor and HoD, Urdu Department, Abhayapuri College, Bakshi Hazrat Ali Ahmed recalled the contributions of the multifaceted personality who was associated with the royal courts of the Delhi Sultanate in the field of literature, art and as a prolific musician. He added that his pluralistic identity was amply reflected in his literary works and music even though it was primarily written in Persian language and later assimilated in the local language in his later works. He was also an expert in several styles of Persian poetry which were developed during the medieval period in Persia, Prof Bakshi recalled.

Special guest, Retired Professor and HoD, English Department, Goalpara College in his speech highlighted the contributions of the great philosopher-poet who was also a sufi saint and a disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya and was also known as the �father of qawwali�, a form of sufi devotional music. He also enriched the Hindustani classical music by introducing Persian and Arabic elements to it.

The guest of honour Sojimuddin Ahmed dwelt at length on the life of the 13th century sufi musician, poet, composer and philosopher. He also said that he was an iconic figure in the culture history of Indian subcontinent. He also added that Khusrow was associated with the royal courts of seven rulers of the Delhi Sultanate. The guest of honour Mufti Saaduddin Al Quasimi spoke on the valuable contributions of Amir Khusrow in enriching Urdu language. Several others also spoke on the occasion.

The meeting was presided over by the Oasis Trust president Alhaj Korban Ali Akanda and was conducted by retired vice-principal, Prof AR Saikia. The seminar was inaugurated by the retired District & Sessions judge and presently a member of the Foreigners� Tribunal no 1, Ekramul Hussain.

Earlier, the vice-president of Oasis Trust, Prof MA Kashem explained the objectives of the seminar while the vote of thanks was offered by the secretary, Oasis Trust, ATM Forhad Ali. The seminar was attended by a large section of the public besides the teachers and students of the school.

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