The evening of 4th November 2022 became immortal for the lovers of Urdu and Dr. Noor Amrohvi. For the first time in British history, the first ever international conference and celebration of Dr. Noor Amrohvi regarding Urdu was held at the prestigious, magnificent, and historic Ealing Town Hall in London.
Ealing Town Hall was inaugurated on 15 December 1888 by the then Prince of Wales Edward. It was Prince Edward who went on to be called King Edward VII.
For the first time in this historic town hall, hosted and chaired by the Honorable Munir Ahmed, Mayor of Ealing London, fans of Shama Urdu gathered here from all over the world.Ealing Town Hall was inaugurated on 15 December 1888 by the then Prince of Wales Edward. It was Prince Edward, who went on to be called King Edward VII.
For the first time in this historic town hall, hosted and chaired by the Honorable Munir Ahmed, Mayor of Ealing London, fans of Shama Urdu gathered here from all over the world.
The mayors, councillors, literary and social journalist personalities of different boroughs of London as well as precious personalities who love Urdu participated in this celebration.
Professor Aqeel Danish, patron of Bazm-e-Sukhan Britain, thanked the guests and explained the history and achievements of Bazm-e-Sukhan, and the Mayor of Ealing London, Muneer Ahmed gave the welcome speech, while Ehsan Shahid, the leader of Bazm-e-Sukhan, recited his poems for the participants. Welcoming the guests who came to join the celebration.
Ms. Shazia Khan, General Secretary of Al Noor International and founder of Stardom, came specially from America, highlighted Dr. Noor Amrohvi’s services to Urdu literature and his community. Dr. Shamsa Qureshi, the managing director of Al-Noor International and a well-known poet, could not come from America, but she expressed her good wishes over the phone from there and said that this honor can only be given to Dr. Noor Amrohvi. He is the most celebrated person for whom we Americans are proud.
Dr. Gabriela, a special representative of the Romanian Embassy and a literary figure, also participated in this speech ceremony for the first time and expressed his views.
Dr. Noor Amrohvi was awarded a certificate by the Mayor of Ealing London for his social and literary services and an award from Bizm-e-Sukhan Great Britain and it was acknowledged that the name of Dr. Noor Amrohvi is also London. It will also be written in golden letters in the literary history that he became the first representative of Urdu who took Urdu and his culture to such a high position and reached the London Parliament which was unimaginable. That’s why he was welcomed not only by all the audience, but also by all the assembly workers and mayors, and a standing ovation was given to Dr. Noor Amrohvi.
The program was moderated by Sohail Zarar Khalish, a spirited person from Great Britain. And thanked all the friends for organizing this wonderful event
The great poets of the Urdu world Syed Salman Geelani, Qaiser Wajdi, Aftab Alam Qureshi, Irfana Amar Ambrin Qureshi and Syed Shan Kanpuri captivated the hearts of the participants with their words.
In the end, the celebrant Dr. Noor Amrohvi took the seat and thanked Bazm for organizing the event. He said that Muneer Ahmed Sahib and Bazm-e-Sukhan may have made history today, after that there may be thousands of mushairas here, but whenever there is an event related to Urdu, this mushaira will always be remembered as the first mushaira. He will always be remembered.
Dr. Noor Amrohvi lit up the gathering with his wonderful words and beautiful speech and won the hearts of Londoners.A sumptuous dinner was given at the end of this long-remembered event.