Rawalpindi - A ceremony was organised on Wednesday by Rawalpindi Arts Council in collaboration with literary organisations ‘Zawiya’ and ‘Ahmed Faraz Trust’ in connection with the 84th birth anniversary of renowned poet Ahmed Faraz.

Distinguished poet and intellectual Prof Ehsan Akbar presided over the ceremony while famous writer Mansoor Afaq was the chief guest on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Ehsan Akbar described his relation with Ahmed Faraz and shared memories with the participants.

Famous poet Mansoor Afaq said that Ahmed Faraz bestowed best poetry on Urdu literature. Mehboob Zafar said Ahmed would be remembered forever due to his contribution in poetry.

Story writer Hameed Shahid said Ahmed Faraz knew how to use words in his poetry while famous intellectual Jamil Yousaf said Ahmed Faraz used subject of love in unique style.

The participants also cut the cake of the 84th birth anniversary of renowned poet Ahmed Faraz and threw light on his work and personality.

After the ceremony, a Mehfil-e-Mushaira was also held in which Dr Ehsan Akbar, Mansoor Afaq, Syed Nusrat Zaidi, Jamil Yousaf, Hassan Abbas Raza, Javed Ahmed, and Tariq Naeem participated.