Boston: Pakistan’s Literary soil has been greatly fertile as it has produced so many great names in the fields art and literature, whose works have played a significant role in making this world a better and beautiful place.
Undoubtedly, the name of the renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz is one of the most prominent names in the list of Pakistani writers globally.
To appreciate and to pay homage to the great poet Faiz, the Boston’s Mayor announced that from now on 20th November will be celebrated as Faiz Ahmed Faiz Day officially. In connection to the announcement, all literary circles around the world have praised Boston’s Mayor Joseph M. Petty for his commendable step.
The Mayor of Boston Mr. Joseph M. Petty said that the services of Faiz Ahmed Faiz in the field of literature and culture are exemplary, particularly he is hailed as ‘poet of peace’ and we admire his great anthems of peace and love.
In this regard, the chairperson of Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi said that the announcement of this official celebration of Faiz Ahmed Faiz Day in Boston is a matter of great pride for Pakistan and Pakistanis. She also thanked the President of Pakistan Association Greater Boston Siraj Khan and said that all the people and organizations who are working to introduce the eminent personalities of Pakistan to greater world specially to our younger generation are doing a remarkable service.
On the occasion, the President of Pakistan Association Greater Boston Siraj Khan said that the words of Faiz Ahmed Faiz give us direction to reach our destination. At the marking ceremony of Faiz’s 36th anniversary Khan said that feom now on, every year in Boston, 20th November will be celebrated as Faiz Ahmed Faiz Day at the official level.
He also praised the efforts of Alhamra Arts Council and congratulated Moneeza Hashmi on receiving the highest literary award from Worcester for the promotion of the art and culture in the United States and around the world.
It should be noted that the award has been given to Moneeza Hashmi in the form of a key to the city of Boston.
Pakistan associations of great Boston would be honour to collaborate with The Lahore Arts Council Alhamra to produce other literary activities to form a cultural bridge between pakistan and across the world.