Speakers today expressed their commitment to continue their efforts in respective fields as part of service to humanity. They also lauded the initiative undertaken by the organizers of ‘Universal Sufi Festival’ to honor the enlightened personalities of the country.
The distinguished personalities were speaking on the occasion of Universal Sufi Festival 2016 at national press club premises in the capital. ” Enlightened souls, introspective utterances” as it’s theme, the ’13th Universal Sufi Festival 2016′ was held today where ten luminaries were rewarded in different categories for their contribution in their respective field.
Allama Sufi Syed Zafar Shaha, founder of the organization presided over the function.
The categories and 10 Role models receiving the Ennoble Awards include : Ekushe Award to leading sociologist Anupam Shen PhD. , vice-canceller of Premier University, for promoting Education, Freedom Fighter Award to famous actor Raesul Islam Asad for remarkable contribution in Liberation War, Digital Technology Award to eminent technologist Mustafa Jabbar for contribution in Digital Technology, Maizbhanderi Dedicated Sufi Award to Syed Abu Ashraf Mohammed Gaziul Haque the Sajjada Nashin of Comilla Ashraf Nagar Dorbar Sharif, Social Welfare Award to Chittagong Urban Development Authority (CDA) chairman Abdus Salam for social welfare, Author and Religious Research Award to Hadrath Khwaja Fariduddin Ahmed Chisty the Sajjada Nashin of Chisty Nagar Dorbar Sharif of Comilla , Health Service Award to Dr. Mohammed Delwar Hosain; divisional head of the National Kidney & Urology Hospital, Dhaka for contribution , Maizbhandari Sufi Singer Award to National artist Jaane Alam , Comparative Religious Study Award to Prominent Islamic author & researcher Mustaq Ahmed and Sufi Lyricist Award to Noted lyricist and composer Shah Baul Alam Sharkar .
The festival also features Blood Donation programme in association with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society at 10 am, Multimedia Presentation at 2 pm and Introspective Sufi dialogue at 3 pm. A number of Prominent Sufi Shaykh, Olama and Renowned personnel apart from people of different sects and religions attended the festival.