Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016
Published in Category: Islamabad

Haiku education workshop begins at Numl

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Islamabad: The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Pakistan Haiku Society and National University of Modern Languages has organized a three-day Haiku Education Workshop from 16th to 18th February 2016 at the premises of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad.

The Haiku Education Workshop will help to teach the art of Haiku poetry writing in Urdu to the young students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, said a press release issued on Tuesday.

Counsellor &Head of Public Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Toshikazu Isomura on Tuesday inaugurated the workshop which will be concluded on 18th February, 2016. Prominent Pakistani Haiku poets Ali Yasir and Ali Mohammad Farshi will conduct the haiku training workshop.

This year more than 50 students from different colleges and universities of the twin cities are participating in the workshop. Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that dates back to the 17th century. Haiku is the most precise, compact and condensed poetry originating in Japan. Haiku is defined as an unrhymed verse, written in 5-7-5 syllabic form, usually in three lines. Its subjects are predominantly nature and life experiences.

Toshikazu Isomura while speaking appreciated the students for showing their interest in learning the skills of writing Urdu Haiku poetry. Isomura hoped that this education workshop would be beneficial for the students to learn the basics of this unique form of Japanese poetry.