Four-day celebrations of Bahawalpur Literary and Cultural Festival ends


The four-day celebrations of Bahawalpur Literary and Cultural Festival organized by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in collaboration with divisional administration and other institutions have come to an end.

In these four-day events, Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Commissioner Bahawalpur Dr. Ehtasham Anwar and prominent personalities from across the country including Shaukat Ashfaq participated. According to Shahzad Ahmed Khalid focal person, this festival is being declared as the flagship event of South Punjab promoting art and literature which has become a national and international recognition of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Bahawalpur for the last three years. This festival is also being described as the celebration Jashn e Baharan the former state of Bahawalpur. As many as 30,000 people including students fraternity from civil society and government and private institutions participated in the festival, along with citizens and students and the Abbasia campus remained the center of attention for various colorful events. The festival included 46 events including recitation and Naat competitions, debates, folk music, media conclave, Rubaru with guest personalities, screening of Urdu films, comedy, talk shows, book launches, and musical shows. On the last day, 15,000 citizens and students participated in the musical concert held at Abbasia Campus.