Preparations for the 3rd Bahawalpur Literary and Cultural Festival (BLCF) 2023 at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) have entered the final stages.
In this regard, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob. In the meeting, Dean Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Prof Dr Saeed Ahmed Buzdar, Dean Faculty of Law Prof Dr Aftab Hussain Gillani, Treasurer Prof Dr Abu Bakar, Chairman Department of Media and Communication Studies Prof Dr Muhammad Shahzad Rana, Chief Medical Officer Dr Usman Cheema, Principal Officer State Care and Space Management Farkhanda Tahseen, Controller News Punjab Lahore Radio Pakistan Sajjad Parvez, Director Press Media and Publications Shahzad Ahmed Khalid, Dr Sajjad Hussain Assistant Professor, senior teachers and officers participated.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Athar Mahboob thanked Commissioner Bahawalpur Dr Ehtisham Anwar, Deputy Commissioner Bahawalpur Zaheer Anwar Jappa, President Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali Maan for their special support. He said that organizing the Bahawalpur Literary and Cultural Festival under the leadership of a personality like Syed Tabish Alwari is an honor for us.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has established a new tradition in Pakistani universities by organizing literary and cultural festivals. The event has now become an annual event. He said that literature and culture have a close relationship with education. Universities around the world are creating a new educational revolution by harmonizing modern sciences with literature and culture. He said that the opening and closing ceremonies of the literary and cultural fair will be organized grandly and the publicity department will be effective.
Media Alumni of Jamia Islamia will be involved in making. National-level Qirat, Naat and Debating competitions will be organized. On this occasion, a large industrial and commercial exhibition and flower exhibition will be organized in which local institutions will participate.
According to the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, apart from universities and educational institutions of the region, government and commercial institutions and literary organizations, all important sections of the society will be actively involved in this literary and cultural festival. On this occasion, Director Press Media and Publications and Focal Person Shahzad Ahmed Khalid gave a briefing regarding various events and arrangements.