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Pashto Day celebrated at Khyber Girls Medical College.

PESHAWAR, 16 April, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Eminent scholar, writer and chairman of Pashto Department University of Peshawar Professor Abaseen Yousufzai inaugurated Pashto Day on Thursday during the Literary Week 2009 that is in progress at the Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar in which MBBS students of the college presented heart thrilling Pashto cultural events. The function was also attended by Principal KGMC Prof. Dr. Zubair Khan, Chairman Literary Society Dr. Abdul Jalil, Dr. Sheraz Jamal, Dr. Maqbool Ilahi, Dr. Nageen, Dr. Nadia, MD Saffran Pharmacuticals Nasrullah Rehan, Dr. Ahmad Ali, poet Zafar Khan Zafar and a large number of MBBS first, second, third and fourth year students. During the Pashto Day students presented speeches, poems, ghazals, witty dialogues, traditional Pashto cultural presentations and more which were greatly applauded by the audience. They put before the audience real picture of the Pukhtoon society and spoke about the present day cultural changes. They lamented that the Pukhtoons had abandoned their own culture that was why they were loosing their entity among the nations. Professor Abaseen Yousufzai spoke on the importance of the Pashto language and culture and stated that Pashto culture had wide range of activities that seldom exist in other cultures. He greatly commended the Pashto cultural activities of the MBBS students and their linguistic approach side by side their professional studies. He called upon the students of the KGMC not to avoid speaking their mother tongue even if they were forced to do so. He stressed the need for better student-teacher relationship and expressed with optimism that the young and brilliant students of the KGMC would go a long way in their professional fields. MD Saffran Pharmacuticals Nasrullah Rehan, who sponsored the Pashto Day also spoke on the occasion and lauded the live activities of the students of the KGMC. He also presented cash donation to the students who performed on the stage during the Pashto Day. Dr. Nageen, poet Zafar Khan Zafar and others also addressed the occasion. Earlier, the chief guest inaugurated the Pashto day by cutting the tape. Later, he gave away trophies, certificates and gifts to the winners of various activities during the Pashto Day.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 16, 2009
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