MAMOSA Report — Texas-based association to promote Urdu in the US hosted an international Musaira (poetry reading) where poets from Canada, India and Pakistan participated.
The event, organized by Alnoor International, was held in Dallas, Texas — where one of the largest South Asian community live in the U.S.
Noor Amrohvi was the soul and spirit of the Mushaira, which was hosted in Irving’s Jack E Singly Auditorium.
The event was presided by Pakistan’s famous poet and educationist Professor Pirzada Qasim. Renowned Indian poet Santosh Annand, Manzar Bhopali, Malikzada Javed, Noshi Gilani from Australia, and Khalid Irfan from New York were among leading poets.
Irfan, like always, won accolades with his satirical poetry. Indian poets Malikzada Javed and Manzar Bhopali presented the bitter realities of life through their beautiful poetry, The News reported.
Lyricist Santosh Anand was given standing ovation by the audience as he presented his poetry which has also been sung by famous Indian singers.
Anand, while addressing the audience said he uses common and simple words in his poetry, so that his listeners can understand the complete meaning.
Alnoor International presented an award to Islamic Society of North Texas President Azhar Aziz on his services for the local community.