By » Anum Qaisar 08-Jan-2013
No doubt, the achievements garnered by our writers must be extolled wherever and whenever possible, but we need to shift our focus towards a younger yet significantly larger audience. This crowd is the most neglected and unheard in our country. The irony is that it comprises the majority of our nation and, from what you and I have been told since childhood according to the loud teacher with the horn-rimmed spectacles in class, the majority is authority. These boys and girls want books. Give them something to read and something they can relate to. In our country children are often forgotten at such things; a lot is honked, little is done. But forgive me for my glumness: there are efforts being positively channeled into this direction as well.
The Pakistan Children Writers Guild was formed for promoting literature for children of which Dr. Mujeeb Anwar Hamidi is the patron-in-chief along with professor Saher Ansari, Jamil-u-Din Aali, Masood Barkati, Alhaj Shamim-u-Din, Naheed Nargis, Fatima Suriya Bajia, Altaf Qadri, Dr. Aslam Saeed and Agha Noor Mohamed Pathan part of the executive committee of the guild. In this regard, Prof. Dr. Syed Mujeed Zafar Anwar Hameedi's half a century services in promoting children's literature, he devoted his all life in promoting children's literature in the country and exploring new worlds of children's writings. For this purpose he established Pakistan Children Writers Guild (PCWG) which is a reliable institution for children literature. Children literature is the need and necessity of every era.
Dr. Hammedi has written several books and has received awards as cash prizes and merit certificates on his three books Khooni Khazana, Garam Garam Rotian, and Lijiey Ice Cream Khaiey from Federal Ministry of Education Government of Pakistan in 2004. Dr.Hameedi was born on 24 August 1959 in Liaqatabad Karachi. His father Syed Anwar Hussain and mother Syeda Fatima Akhtar Naseeri were also writer. He studied his matriculation examination certificate in 1975 at Karachi Grammar School in 1975, and B.Sc degree in 1981 from Federal Govt Urdu Science College, Karachi.
He has Ph.D and D.Litt degrees from the University of Karachi. He was also a Faculty Member of Pakistan Steel Cadet College. Dr.Hameedi joined at Mohammadi Public School in 1986, he worked there for 8 years He tought Urdu at Cadet College Steel Town Karachi, and Aga Khan Education Services. After succeeding Sindh Public Service Commission exam he became a Lecturer in Urdu, posted at Government Boys Delhi College in 1998. He served also an acting principal at Konkar Degree College.Dr. Hameedi is currently a visiting professor of Urdu at Karachi University and a professor in Urdu Literature and linguistics at Sirajuddaula Government Degree College, Karachi. He is Patron in chief of the Pakistan Children's Writers' Guild. Prof. Dr. Syed Mujeed Zafar Anwar Hameedi's lilterary work has been appreciated and he has got tribute from noted writers of the country.
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