By: Qasim Ali
Pamir Media Group launched a book entitled “Bayoz-e-Bulbul,” authored by famous Wakhi artist Nazir Ahmed Bulbul in Gulmit Thursday. The book launching ceremony was coupled with the launch of Wakhi songs’ album entitled “Ishq-e-Nasha,” which, according to the media group, contains two songs written by Bulbul and sung by renowned Wakhi singer Ahmed Aziz in addition to a third songs written and sung by Mr. Ahmed himself.
Accountant General Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Gul Baig was Chief guest of the ceremony while Member Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Mr. Mutabiat Shah was presided the session. Other prominent guests included Director Education for GB Mr. Majeed Karim Khan, President Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza Mr. Shareef Khan, Lumbardar Shah Gul Aziz, Prof. Karakoram International University (KIU) Mr. Sultan Ahmed, President Ismaili Local Council for Islamabad Mr. Sultan Mehmood besides several civil society members and local notables.
The ceremony attendants and guests paid tribute to Mr. Bulbul for what they said was his rich contribution to the preservation and promotion of Wakhi language in the form of “Bayoz-e-Bulbul,” the content of which includes Wakhi hamd, naat, national poems, love poems, folk songs and poetries. Pamir Media Group was also hailed for the initiative. It is pertinent to mention here that UNESCO has declared Wakhi as the language on the verge of extinction.
The ceremony was also attended by famous Wakhi artists from across Gojal Valley, who entertained the ceremony attendants with Wakhi songs on the occasion.