Thursday, November 15, 2012

19th October 2012

                   Khillat-e-Noor awarded to Darakhshan Andrabi

Yearly literary award “Khillat-e-Noor” instituted in the name of Sheikh-ul-Aalam Sheikh Noor-uddin-Noorani(RA) by Kashmir Markaz-i-Abad-o-Saqafat was given away to Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, the famed poet, writer and politician for her literary contribution at a very dignified function held in the Town Hall of Chrar-i-Sharief yesterday late in the evening as a part of the Urs of Alamdar being observed these days. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi was felicitated with a Citation and a Trophy. Veteran researcher on Sheikhul Alam and a famed poet and novelist Justice (Rtd) Ghulam Nabi Gowhar gave away the award to Dr Andrabi in presence of the galaxy of prominent writers, poets and researchers of Kalam-e Sheikh (RA). A symposia on contribution of Sheikhul Aalam(RA) was held on the occasion under the aegis of Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. This award was given to Dr Darakhshan for her portrayal of the great spiritual traditions of Kashmir in her poetry of the modern genre. After receiving the award Dr Darakhshan said that she feels as if she has received the blessings of Hazrat Nooruddin Noorani(RA) in the shape of the honour named after him. Dr Andrabi assured the gathering that she will continue to carry forward the great spiritual legacy of the saints of Kashmir through her creative writings in the days to come also.   

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