Vice-Chancellor's Message

It is an immense pleasure to welcome you all at the Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival-2020 (BLCF-2020) staged by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. This cultural fiesta is the first of its kind, which was possible only because of continued support of our prestigious collaborators such as Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), District Administration Bahawalpur, Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur, Central Library Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur Arts Council, Directorate of Information Bahawalpur, and Parks and Horticulture Authority Bahawalpur. The historic city of Bahawalpur has richly been endowed with the legacy of Sufya-e-Karam in aspects of peace, harmony and tolerance. In an effort to revive this rich culture, the BLCF-2020 has assembled the finest and most prestigious of national literati at one place, for one occasion, and for one main objective- To Inspire and Enlighten Our Youth and Literati with True Essence of Our Culture.
It is hoped that your visit to this festival is one of the momentous events of your life.
Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob (TI)

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) has always been a torch-bearer not only of research and academics, but also of values and cultures. This is indicative through its successful socio-cultural mega-events of the past. Maintaining the same trend, IUB presents Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural th thFestival-2020 (BLCF- 2020) from 11 to 12 of March. It will be one of the most luminous assemblies of artists, literati, poets, authors, singers, you-tubers and many other renowned performers from Bahawalpur as well as from whole of the country. The notables will include Amjad Islam Amjad, Syed Tabish Alwari and Anwar Masood (poets), Sanam Marvi (Singer), Sheema Kermani (Social Activist and Drama Artist), Nadir Ali (YouTuber) and many more. The event will host many simultaneous events at Baghdad-Ul-Jadeed Campus of IUB featuring Qiraat and Naat Competition, Digital Media Competition, Drama/Theatrics, Folk Music, Bilingual Declamation Contest, Pet Show, and Grand Mehfil e Mushaira. Furthermore, a grand Book Exhibition, Art Display and Food-Fest are also being organized. The BCLF- 2020 is not merely a festival but an effort to inspire and enlighten our youth and literati with true essence of our culture. We feel proud in cordially inviting you and your family at this mega-event to enjoy and, meet and mingle with your favorite famed personalities.
Shahzad Ahmed Khalid
Focal Person - BLCF 2020

Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival 2020

THE STALWARTS

Patron-in-Chief

Engr. Prof. Dr.Athar Mahboob (TI)
Vice Chancellor, IUB

Chairperson

Syed Tabish Alwari (TI)
Ex-Parliamentarian, Poet, Writer

Patron

Javed Iqbal Chaudhry
President BCCI
Bahawalpur Literary & Cultural Festival 2020

EVENT SCHEDULE

DAY 1 (Wednesday, 11th March, 2020)


10:00AM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Inaugural Ceremony of Bahawalpur Literary and Cultural Festival

Exclusive Talk: Mr. Wajahat Masood
Master of Ceremony Mr. Agha Sadaf Mahdi, Senior Producer FM Radio


10:00AM -   Auditorium, Faculty of Islamic Learning, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Qirat and Naat Competition

Featured Guest: Qari Muhammad Ali Abdul Marti, Al Azhar University, Cairo
Qirat Competition
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000
Naat Competition
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000


11:00AM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Social Media World / Digital Competitions

Featured Guest: Mr. Nadir Ali, Youtuber.
Mobile App Competition    Apply Online
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000
Photography Competition    Apply Online
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000
Videography Competition    Apply Online
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000


02:00PM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Instrumental Music Performance

Featured Guests: Nationally Acclaimed Cultural Instrumentalists from Sindh and Cholistan.


07:00PM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Musical Evening (Sufi and Cultural)

Featured Guest: Ms. Sanam Marvi & Team


10:00 AM to 07:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Book Exhibition

Featured Guests: Global Prestigious Publishers & Printers
(Kids Section, Islamic Section, General Section, Miscellaneous)


10:00 AM to 10:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Food-Fest

Featured Guests: Various Food Eateries


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Hakra Art Gallery, Near Fine Arts College, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Hakra Art Gallery Exhibition

Featured Guests: Mr. Ali Azmat and Mr. Mughees Riaz
Art Competition:
Cash Prizes: Rs.3000 each to Top 10 Position Holders.


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Display of Local Handicrafts

Featured Guest: Ms. Jehan Ara Abbasi, Secretary Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bahawalpur.


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Flower Exhibition

DAY 2 (Thursday, 12th March, 2020)


09:00AM -  Auditorium, Faculty of Islamic Learning, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Declamation Contest and Bait Bazi Competition    Rules and Guidelines

Featured Guest: Syed Tabish Alwari (TI) & Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal
Declamation Competition
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000
Bait Bazi Competition
Cash Prizes: First Position Rs. 15,000 | Second Position Rs. 10,000 | Third Position Rs. 5,000


11:00AM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Media Conclave

Featured Guests:
Mr. Wajahat Masood, columnist (Pride of Performance)
Mr. Mujahid Barelvi
Mr. Naeem Masood
Mr. Abdul Hadi Mayar
Ms. Shirin Gul
Prof. Dr. Aftab Gillani
Moderator: Mr. Sajjad Parvez


03:00PM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Theater/Drama Performance

Sangat Theatre


07:00PM -  Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Grand Mehfil-e-Mushaira

Featured Guests:
National Poets:
Mr. Iftikhar Arif
Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad
Mr. Aslam Ansari
Mr. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddique
Mr. Aziz Shahid
Mr. Khalid Masood
Mr. Zahid Fakhri
Mr. Azhar Adeeb
Mr. Baqi Ahmed Puri
Mr. Syed Salman Gilani
Dr. Tahir Shaheer
Mr. Ali Zaryoun
Mr. Mumtaz Athar
Mr. Jahangir Mukhlis
Mr. Mubashir Saeed
Mr. Shaukat Fehmi
Mr. Afkar Alvi
Local Poets:
Mr. Syed Tabish Alwari (TI)
Dr. Nawaz Kawish
Mr. Khurshid Nazir
Mr. Azhar Faragh
Mr. Afzal Khan
Mr. Atif Naseer
Dr. Zeeshan Athar
Ms. Shagufta Altaf
Mr. Asim Durrani
Mr. Iftikhar Ali


09:00AM To 4:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Fish Pond, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Pet Show

Featured Guest: Prof. Dr. Sajjad Khan, Vice Chancellor, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur.


10:00 AM to 07:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Book Exhibition

Featured Guests: Global Prestigious Publishers & Printers
(Kids Section, Islamic Section, General Section, Miscellaneous)


10:00 AM to 10:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Food-Fest

Featured Guests: Various Food Eateries


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Hakra Art Gallery, Near Fine Arts College, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Hakra Art Gallery Exhibition

Featured Guests: Mr. Ali Azmat and Mr. Mughees Riaz


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Display of Local Handicrafts

Featured Guest: Ms. Jehan Ara Abbasi, Secretary Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bahawalpur.


10:00 AM to 05:00PM -  Ground Adjacent to the Main Auditorium, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, IUB.
Flower Exhibition