Quetta–Hazaragi Academy, Tanzeem Nasl e Nau Hazara Mughul held the International Mother Languages Day 21st February 2010 at the auditorium of Khadija Mehmoodi Hall Tanzeem, Alamdar Road Quetta. Large number of people participated in the event. Sardar Nisar Ali Khan Hazara was honored as the Chief Guest of the occasion.
The auspicious program was divided into three parts. The first part of the program was a Seminar in which Manzoor Poya, Jalal Ohadi and Mubarak Sabir delivered their articles about various aspects, historical characteristics and cultural importance of Hazaragi Language..
In the second session of the program a “Mehfil Qasta Goee” (Hazaragi Poetry) was conducted. Many famous and popular Hazara poets took part including Yaseen Zameer, Javed Hussain Nadan, Kazim Maeel, Jawad Nava, Mustafa Shahid, Ali Baba Taj, Liaqat Ali Aajiz, Mohsin Changazi, Mubarak Sabir and Syed Jawad Musavi.
Manzoor Poya, an active member of Academy said that UNESCO has declared 21st February as the Day of Mother Languages through out the globe. He elaborated the effects of neighboring languages on Hazaragi Language in detail. He said that there is complete potential in Hazaragi to coup with needs of our people.
Jalal Ohadi a famous poet, said that though Hazaragi Language has remained historically under the influence of Darri and Persian but still Hazaras have saved their mother language with thousands of its proverbs and idioms etc. He stressed that our intellectuals ought to come forward and participate in making the rules and regulations for this newly established language.
Mubarak Sabir, General Secretary Hazaragi Academy, congratulated and welcomed the audience saying that Hazaragi is a very rich language besides its weaknesses. Academy has started its efforts to layout the foundations for progress slowly and smoothly.
Mirza Azad, President Hazaragi Academy, warmly greeted the audience and expressed briefly his views on the importance of Mother Language in nation’s life. He was with the view that languages are to be the strongest pillar of one’s identity. It is not changed even when a person changes his religion. He also put light on the activities of Hazaragi Academy as the Academy has been publishing five monthly magazines since last many years regularly.
The last session of the program was based on Hazaragi Cultural and Musical Program. Ustad Ghazanfar Ali, Asad Sarkhosh, Ramzan Farhad and Ali Zargham performed purely in Hazaragi Language. The musical session was also consisting of two parts, the Harmonium, Keyboard and Tabla Session and the Hazaragi Dambura. This auspicious program was concluded with a national song for Baba Mazari.
Here is a song of Ustad Ghazanfar on the occasion. Click for other links on the video to watch all the program on Youtube.