4TH YOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL-2022 INAUGURATED
The 4th Youth Literature Festival (YLF)-2022 inaugurated at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Prof. Dr. Akhtiar Ali Ghumro, Director Institute of Commerce jointly inaugurated the festival.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari said I am highly thankful to Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor who entrusted me to preside this event. He said that the poetry of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (R.A) has vast and multidimensional societal aspects. Latif Sain is the poet of beauty, nature and struggle. His poetry is related with the masses. He was a great feminist; he presented the plight of women in his 7 Sormis. It is matter of great pleasure that the first session of the panel discussion of festival starts with the poetry of Shah Latif so the purpose of this panel discussion aimed at to aware the youth about the poetry of Shah Latif because it is the need of the time to promote the essence of message of Shah Latif among the youth.
Prof. Dr. Akhtiar Ali Ghumro said such types of festivals encourage students to participate in the healthy activities. The efforts of incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto are laudable for the youth. The Students Society Centre is a viable platform which provides learning environment for students. He accorded his cordial thanks to organizers of the festival.
Dr. Mahar Khadim, Dr. Allah Wasayo Soomro, Dr. Ruqaya Amur, Dr. Ibrahim Kharal, Mr. Hassan Shaikh, Mr. Khawand Dino Larik talked in the panel discussions on the “Study of Poetry of Shah Latif” and “Sindhi Literature, Prose and Poetry”. They said that Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai is the poet of love, affection, harmony and beauty. His message is universal which is based on promotion of international peace and progress. They said that Latif connects the traditional folk tales with the divine love. Latif is regarded as the greatest Sufi poet of the Sindhi language. His poetry pertains to oppressed class and poor people.
Ms. Paras Niaz Khaskheli, Assistant Professor, Institute of English presented welcome note. She said the Youth Literature Festival is intends to organize to inculcating the idea of literature, education and entrepreneurship among the students. The credit goes to our Vice Chancellor for always supporting students of the University; it could only be possible because of his encouragement. She appreciated the untiring efforts of Organizing Committee for organizing this festival.
Mr. Ali Raza Lashari, Incharge Students Societies Centre extended vote of thanks to the guests and participants. He said under the visionary leadership of the Vice Chancellor, the students are participating in co-curricular activities with enthusiasm.
Mr. Amar Iqbal, Mr. Manzoor Lashari, Mr. Yaseen Junejo, Ms. Shumaila Rabab Rizvi, Ms. Asia Ruk, Mr. Salman Ali and large number of students attended the festival.
Mr. Raheel Burdi, Mr. Ahsan Jamsheer, Mr. Muhammad Siddique Shar and their team were the organizers of the festival.