TRIBUTE TO REVOLUATIONARY POET FAIZ AHMED FAIZ IN NEWCASTEL UK
Friends and Comrades,
We cordially invite you to attend a centenary event to pay tribute to one of the greatest international poets of the twentieth century, Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize and was a nominee for the Nobel Prize. Although imprisoned for his political views in the 1950s, Faiz continued to fight against oppression and exploitation. Even in death, Faiz’s extraordinary ability to bring together nations, often entangled in bitter disagreements, persists. His continuing importance, to the 21st century, as a major literary voice whose words continue to have the power to move peoples’ hearts and minds the world over cannot be overstated.
Raza Ali Abadi, a veteran broadcaster, poet, progressive writer and friend of Faiz
Martin Levy, Progressive writer, editor Communist Review, member CE of the Communist Party.
Date & Time:
5.30 p.m., Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead NE8 1HH
Other contributors include:
Rasheed Saraba, Mohsin Zulfiqar, Saghir Ahmed, Pervez Fateh, Malik Saleem, S.S. Shah, Ranjeet Singh, M. Younas Malik, Bahal Singh, Dhindsa, Sammi Nazir and others. Cultural Programme will also be presented.
Malik Saleem (Sec. PACT), 07790568786
Rasheed Saraba, 07957560211
M. Younas Malik, 01914770883
S.S. Shah (Chair PACT),
Saghir Ahmed, 07855347625
Sammi Nazir, 07577679396
Ranjeet Singh, 01914201876
Bahal Singh Dhindsa, 01914873059
Pervez Fateh, 07958 541672
Event is jointly organised by: Pakistan Art & Cultural Trust & Newcastle Faiz Centenary National Organising Committee (UK)
Secretary – Faiz Centenary National Organising Committee UK