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AMIR KHUSRAU’S LEGACY TO COME ALIVE AGAIN

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“A SUFI FESTIVAL FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE, COMMUNAL HARMONY & NAITONAL INTEGRATION”

Hyderabad, a city that’s been home to several Sufi saints revered the world over, will finally pay tribute to legendary 13th century Sufi poet Hazrath Amir KhusrauChisti (RH).

All India MarkaziMajlis-e-chishtia (A.I.M.M.C.) a Sufi organization in collobaration with Department of Tourism and Culture Government of Telangana,will be organizing Jashan-e-Khusrau, 3rd Annual International Sufi Festival, on 12th, 13th and 14th December 2015 for Universal Peace, Communal Harmony and National Integration.

The three days of 3rd Annual International Sufi festival will be a Cultural (Musical) event featuring Sufi musical programes (SufiyanaKalam or Poetry in Hindi and Persian) at different venues as follows:

The first day’s programme called Bahar-e-Khusrau will be held at Central Lawns, Public Garden, Nampally, Hyderabad on Saturday 12th December 2015 at 6.30 p.m. Bahar-e-khusrau will be inaugurated by Honorable Minister for I.T.- Telangana State, Sri K.T. Rama Rao while Sri AzmiraChanduLal, Honorable Mininster of Tourism – TS, Sri K.V.

Ramanachary IAS (Rtd) Advisor to Government – TS, Sri A.K. Khan, Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, and Ms. Aruna M Bahuguna IPS, Director, National Police Academy, will grace the occasion as guests of Honour.

Sri K. Pradeep Chandra IAS, Special Chief Secretary – Finance – TS , Sri. C ParthaSarathi IAS Principal Secretary, Agriculture – TS, Smt. SwathiLakra IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police, and Sri Rahul Bojja IAS, District Collector of Hyderabad will be the special invitees in Bahar-e-Khusrau.

Mr. PanditDhananjayKaul a renowned sufi singer will perform SufiyanaKalam (poetry) of Hzt Amir Khusrau, in his inimitable full throated and bold style.

On the day-2, a programme called “Rang-e-Khusrau” will be held at Chowmohalla Place, Khilwath, Hyderabad on Sunday, 13th December 2015 at 6.30 p.m. Sri Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, TS , will be Chief Guest, H.E. ArdaUlutas Consul General – Turkey, Sri B.V. Papa Rao IAS (Rtd.) Advisor to Government – TS, Sri Ismail Ali Khan chairman – TSERC, Sri Anurag Sharma IPS Director General of Police – TS and Moulana Ahmed Pasha Quadri – MLA Charminar, will be the guests of honors.

Sri JayeshRajan IAS Principal Secretary Information Technology, Sri B. Venkatesham IAS Secretary Tourism & Culture – TS, Sri. Syed Omer Jaleel IAS Secretary Minorities welfare – TS and Sri Navin Mittal IAS Commissioner I & PR – TS, will be the special invitees.

UstaadMazhar Ali Khan and UstadJawaad Ali Khan, grandsons of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan will present a unique Sufi musical programme in their masterly style.

The Third and last day’s programme called Mehfil-e-Khusrauwill be a Sama (Qawwali) programme at DargahHazrathSahikjiHaali R.H. in Urdu Shareef behind Pathargatti, GulzarHouz, Hyderabad, on Monday 14th December 2015. It will be presided by HarathMuzaffar Ali Soofi, President & convener of Jashan-e-Khusrau.

A Sufi ,Khusrau was the disciple of HazratNizamuddinAuliya of the Chisti order, who brought Sufi spiritual music and poetry to the capital in the 13th century. Khusrau, who is known as the father Sufi Music of ‘Qawaali’ ‘Khayal’ and ‘Tarana’ Music.Wrote in Persian and Hindavi. His oeuvre of work includes ‘Ghazals, Masnavi, Qata, Rubai, Do-Deti’ and the ‘Tarkibhand’.

Jashan-e-Khusrau is a unique Sufi festival of its kind to be held in Hyderabad. The purpose of this program is to highlight the concept of Communal Harmony and National Integration for which Hazrath Amir Khusrau stood for. The programme presents the idea of unity through this memorable homage to this greatest son of this soil.

Entry free E-Passes are available on the Jashan-e-Khusrau website:www.jashanekhusrau.com

Muzaffar Ali Soofi
President &Convener
Jashan-e-Khusrau
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