Natia poetry and Mihfali Naat Khwani competition held at Drosh under auspices of PICL.
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: To pay tribute to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad PBUH on the eve of Rabiul Awal Natia Poetry and Naat competition was held at Khan House Koro Drosh some 45 KM from here. Nath competition was organized by Preserving Indigenous Culture and Languages (PICL). During the first session of Nath poetry Aljaj Khurshid Ali Khan former chairman district council Chitral was chief guest while the ceremony was presided over by Principal retired Haji Ameenur Rehman Chughtai chairman PICL Ijaz Ahmad performed as stage secretary.
On the eve of first session to pay tribute the Holy Prophet in a series of Rabiul Awal poets presented their Nath Poems. They were Sadam Ali Andaz, Maqbool Hussain Maqblool, Ubaid Siddiqui, Ahmad Nabi Baqa, Rizwanul Mulk Sahil, Sajjad Alam Saghir, Mukhtaruddin Asad, Salahuddin Tofan, Haji Sultan Murad, Professor Muhammad Naqeebullah Razi and Alhaj Khurshid Ali Khan.
In the second session of Nath completion Hameedullah Hameed was host on the occasion. Muhammad Ayub, Qari Jamal Abdul Nasir, Salahuddin Toofan, Mukharuddin , Imtiaz Ahmad, Aziz Ibni Tofan, presented Nath Sharif and enthralled the listeners.
Ijaz Ahmad chairman PICL thanked all poets and Nath Khwan who participate in this sacred session. He said that his organization working for preserving of indigenous culture and language and they arranged such poetry session and Nath competition to encourage young generation. So as to enable them to participate in national and international level competition.
Khurshid Ali Khan highly hailed PICL management and the participants who attended this session and expressed their love with the Holy Prophet. Poet, educationist and intellectual Ameenur Rehman Chughtai appreciated the young poets and Nath Khwan because they have rich potential but need a platform to prove their ability. Professor Naqeebullah Razi also emphasized on the youth to must participate in such programs for their spiritual reforming. He lamented Unjumani Taraqi Khowar who arranged a musical concert in this holy month of Rabiul Awal and announced of its boycott. A large number of people from Drosh, Chitral participated in this spiritual program.
The jury declared Aziz Ibni Tofan the first position holder and awarded them in cash