Death Anniversary of world Famous Aziz Mian Qawal Observed at Punjab Council of the Arts. Vice Chairman Parks and Horticulture Authority, Rawalpindi, Malik Abid Hussain was the chief guest of the evening along with Member Punjab Assembly Simabia Tahir and Momina Waheed. Ex resident director Naheed Manzoor war the guest of honor for the evening. While addressing the ceremony, Malik Abid Hussain said, Sufis chose music from the colors of local art to light the candle of Islam in the Indian subcontinent. They used subtle phrases like Qawwali to attract non-Muslims and convey the message of Islam to them and make them Muslims. Writing, speech and eloquence did not do what Qawwali did and the efforts required to keep this art alive are being fulfilled by the Punjab Council of the Arts. The unparalleled efforts of the Arts Council in preserving and nurturing culture and art are worth mentioning. The credit for promotion of art and culture in region goes to Ms. Naheed Manzoor and the Director Waqar Ahmed.
Qawwali became the style of preaching of Sufis in subcontinent and from here it was introduced all over the world, he added. When the Sufis set foot here, they considered ways to attract the locals and found music to be the most effective, so they captured the hearts and minds of the people with a new color and style of music. This became the main tool for the spread of Islam and later it became the identity of our culture and art. He said that even today, Qawwali is an example in conveying his message to the people in an effective manner. While addressing the ceremony member Punjab Assembly Momina waheeh said 20 year ago, our country lost a gem, in the shape of Aziz Mian . He presentated soft and mystic picture of Pakistan in the world. Member Punjab Assembly Simabia Tahir said that Aziz Mian was the king of Qawaali, nobody can copy his unique style. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary, Imran Uzair Mian, son of Aziz Mian Qawam, also gave a special performance in which he performed famous Qawallis of His father.
While addressing the ceremony Naheed Manzoor Said, our art and culture have their own distinct identity and the role of our culture is very important in building attitudes and character within the society. In this context, when one talks about the role of the Arts Council in the promotion of culture, one is actually talking about building positive. Director Waqar Ahmed said that Qawwali is a mystical art which was given a style and color by Aziz Mian Qawwal. His art will live on forever. He said that Aziz Mian Qawal not only entertained his listeners with the best and standard entertainment but also played a role in their moral training through the corrective words of the Sufis. A large number of people from different walks of life came to art Council to pay tribute to Aziz Mian.