“Studying art and literature helps people become better humans”


The study of art, literature and poetry is just as important as the study of science and technology, and studies have proven that integrating the arts with technology, business and d Other areas of knowledge enhance creativity and result in the creation of better human beings.

Renowned poet and scholar Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said on Monday when launching a thematic calendar at the Karachi Press Club (KPC).

“The study of art, literature and poetry as well as science and technology can help professionals from different backgrounds, especially healthcare professionals, develop the skills necessary to cultivate an environment healing and promote the physical, mental and emotional recovery of patients. It also provides them with the imagination to launch research into the problems facing humanity and come up with innovative solutions, ”said Dr Siddiqui.

The 23rd Thematic Calendar on the Theme of the Human Being in Urdu Poetry was prepared by the Jahan-e-Masiha Adbi Forum led by Khawaja Razi Haider, Director of the Quaid-e-Azam Academy. It was officially launched in a ceremony at the KPC on Monday evening.

Dr Siddiqui said people live mechanical lives these days, but to learn more about themselves they need to study on themselves. Praising the Jahan-e-Masiha Adbi Forum for the continued launch of thematic calendars on various themes including art, culture, literature, poetry, religion as well as Muslim scientists, he said the literary forum was doing great work to promote art and literature. in society.

Haider explained that the Jahan-e-Masiha Adbi Forum has been launching thematic calendars for 22 years and that its 23rd calendar was based on the concept of being human in the eyes of great Urdu poets like Mir, Ghalib, Iqbal and others, who highlighted different aspects concerning the superiority of human beings over all other forms of life on Earth.

The CEO of the pharmaceutical company Pharmevo, Syed Jamshed Ahmed, said he believes in the physical and intellectual well-being of people in the company and, within the framework of social responsibility, prepare thematic calendars, publish books, organize literary activities and promote research in the field of health. .

“This is the 23rd calendar in 22 years and we do months of research every year, involve professionals like Khawaja Razi Haider, seek advice from poets and academics like Professor Qasim Raza Siddiqui and consult with artists, poets, historians to make these calendars an element of art and literature, ”he added.

Psychiatrist Prof Dr Iqbal Afridi was of the opinion that it was a unique idea to use the annual calendar for the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of poetry. Cardiologist Prof. Muhammad Ishaque said Karachi was known to be a city of poets and literary activities in the 1960s and 1970s. He added that the forum’s calendars should be distributed to students at educational institutions. to promote art and culture.


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