| 04 December 2013
Cultural Convention & Pushto Mushaaira; hosted by FRD under RAHA culture and youth events program at Hamza Baba cultural complex, Landi kotal FRD organized Pashtu Mushaaira under RAHA culture and youth events program that aims at strengthening the social cohesion and peaceful coexistence between refugee and host community through cultural conventions and sporting events.
The momentous Mushaira was held at Hamza Baba cultural complex, Landi kotal, witnessed more than 60 participants including local people and well known Pashto poets from Khyber agency as well as from Afghanistan. They articulated the need for peace, love, tranquility and brotherhood within the agency, nation and across border, and highlighted local issues through their poetry. They also paid tribute to great Pashto poet Hamza Shinwari.
The Chief guest Political Tehsildaar, appreciated the purpose of the event and thanked FRD for organizing it with the support of RAHA UNHCR. He emphasized that such type of events should be arranged in future as well to encourage efforts towards peace, trust and brotherhood. FRD and RAHA representatives also thanked participants and chief guest and highlighted the importance of this event in social cohesion as well as in promotion and encouragement of talent.
At the end, appreciation certificates as a memorandum were awarded to the poets by the Chief Guest and event ended with a vote of thanks and commitment from the participants for meeting again.