By Imran Inamdar
Solapur (Maharashtra): As per the recent literary development in the city, Solapur is going to witness National Level Urdu book fair from 23 to 31 December 2017.
National council for promotion of Urdu language is conducting a mega event in association with Khidmate Khalq Organisation of India, Bazme Ghalib and Urdu Adbi Conference.
On Tuesday authorities of NCPUL Shahnawaz Khurram and Feroz Alam Visited Solapur to take stock of the situation. They also addressed the meeting of Urdu lovers and requested to make this Kitab Mela a grand success like Aurangabad, Malegaon and Bhiwandi.
Asif Iqbal told theshahab.com that our NGO Khidmat Khalq was planning to host this event alone. later we felt that involvement of more and more local bodies is a must to make it success. He said, members of Bazme Ghalib and Urdu Conference are the true lovers of Urdu, their members are experienced and capable enough to achieve the goal of this National level fair.
President of Bazme Ghalib Basheer Parwaz expressed happiness and thanked NCPUL members for giving them opportunity to serve Urdu. He said that all the national level publishers are expected to attend the book fair. This kind of activity play a key role in developing reading hobbits among children and keeping language alive, Parwaz added further.
It is noteworthy that Solapur is famous for Urdu activities. It has already conducted Urdu Mela, Drama Festival and number of All India Mushaira (an evening social gathering at which Urdu poetry is read) successfully.