Jeddah Under the patronage of Dr. Syed Naeem Hamid Ali Al-Hamid, a renowned poet from sub-continent India and Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, a captivating poetry and literary session titled “Three Poets, Two Journalists, and One Speaker” was organized in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event, hosted by patron-in-chief, of Pak Overseas Media Forum (POMF) Syed Musarrat Khalil, brought together a diverse audience of poetry enthusiasts, intellectuals, and literary aficionados.
The highlight of the evening was the presence of the press consular at Consulate General Pakistan Jeddah, Syed Hamzah Saleem Gilani, who graced the occasion as a chief guest. His attendance highlighted the cultural exchange and diplomatic ties between the two nations, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The enchanting session commenced with the recitation of a few verses from the Holly Qur’an by Ahmed Fouad Swati followed by Naat by Abdul Hannan. Two acclaimed journalists, from Pakistan Akram Asad and Choudhry Mohammed Riaz Ghumman, took the stage to share their literary insights. Their presentations illuminated the power of the written word and the role of journalism in molding society.
The session blossomed as the three poets, Imran Awan, Faisal Tufail and Dr. Hamid Ali Al-Hamid, engaged in a thought-provoking discussion about the shared heritage and diversity of their respective cultures. They delved into the intricacies of language and its ability to transcend geographical boundaries, creating bridges between diverse communities.
Press Consular to Pakistani Consulate General Jeddah, Syed Hamzah Saleem Gilani, praised the efforts of the organizers in promoting cultural harmony and understanding through poetry. He emphasized the significant role art plays in fostering appreciation and building strong relationships between nations.
Syed Musarrat Khalil, the event coordinator, expressed his gratitude to all the participants and the attendees, who made the session a resounding success. He highlighted the importance of such platforms in encouraging literary talents and fostering a sense of cultural togetherness.
The evening concluded with attendees sharing their thoughts and exchanging their own poetry recitations, creating an enchanting atmosphere of creativity and camaraderie.
The “Three Poets, Two Journalists, and One Speaker” session in Jeddah provided a remarkable opportunity for poetry and literature enthusiasts from different countries to come together, celebrate shared literary heritage, and deepen cultural ties. The event showcased the power of poetry in promoting understanding, dialogue, and appreciation for diverse cultures, inspiring future collaborations among writers, poets, and journalists.
As the curtains closed on this memorable session, the echoes of words woven into verses lingered, leaving a lasting impact on all those who attended, reinforcing the notion that poetry truly possesses the ability to connect souls and transcend borders.