The cultural walk will commence at Urdu Markaz chowk and conclude at Nagpada to show youngsters the evolution of Urdu culture in the bylanes of Bhendi Bazar to Nagpada. Stressing on the importance of the area and its cultural significance, Zubair Azmi, director of the Urdu Markaz, said, "These areas have seen the evolution of Urdu writers, poets and gazals who made Bhendi Bazar a centre for Urdu literature. During the cultural walk, students will visit the house of legendary Urdu poet Sadat Hasan Manto and Jan Nisar Akhtar, father of Javed Akhtar. With the aim to foster unity among different communities, the organisation holds the cultural walk every year with 10 colleges from across the city having participated in it so far. Through this walk, they will not only learn about the Urdu culture, it will also help strengthen the bond of unity and harmony among students by learning of other cultures," said Azmi.
Source: dna December 07, 2017 00:56 UTC