Alhamra Celebrates Int’l Women’s Day with Mushahira & Exhibition


A Women Mehfil-e-Mushahira was held at Alhamra in Lahore today in connection with International Women’s Day.

Female poets presented their poetry in their style and received applause from the audience.

The Mushaira was presided over by renowned poetess Yasmin Hameed. Eminent poets Bushra Ejaz, Farhat Zahid, Mah Noor Rana, Aman Shahzadi, and Ambrin Salahuddin participated in the Mushaira.

On occasion, Executive Director Alhamra Nazia Jabeen said that promoting different beautiful traditions is the best initiative of the Punjab government. Jabeen further noted that poetry is a sensitive form of expression through which any man or woman describes the situations, feelings, and events happening around them or on themselves through poetry.

Jabeen said that today’s women are writing good poetry, and there is a need to use the pen responsibly. “It is a challenge to carry home and office together, which our women successfully cope with, she added.

While Saima Kamran, Saima Aftab, Fatima Mehro, Manoor Sultana, Nilo Far Afzal, Anafal Rafiq, and other women recited their poetry. Renowned poetess Sofia Bidar performed the duties of organizing the Mushaira in her unique style.

On the other hand, an exhibition was also held in Alhamra to pay tribute to the high morale of women worldwide.

Executive Director Alhamra Nazia Jabin, Director General PILAC Benish Fatima, Deputy Secretary Sadaf Fatima, and famous artist Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi inaugurated the show with girls.

Executive Director Alhamra Nazia Jabeen said that women are making a name for themselves in the field of painting as in other areas of life, and the work of women artists is undoubtedly admirable and inspiring.

The work of the women artists displayed in the exhibition is exceptionally creative, quality, and authentic, which the visitors highly appreciated.

The work of renowned artists Maleeha Agha, Rahat Naveed Masood, Shahida Manzoor, Naila Amir, Shehla Farooq, and others artists have been displayed in the exhibition.

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