The competition was organised to acknowledge and highlight the work of Ms. Tasneem Jafri– a renowned Science Fiction Writer, Award winner children writer, author of 15 books, artist and teacher from Pakistan.
Press for Peace Foundation-a UK based cultural and humanitarian organisation has announced the winners of Urdu article writing contest which was held between 5-25 June 2021.
The submissions were required in essay or poetry format from amateur and professional writers.
The competition was organised to acknowledge and highlight the work of Ms. Tasneem Jafri- a renowned children fiction writer of Pakistan.
Qaratul Aine Anee won the top position followed by Itrat Batool Naqvi and Fauzia Taj for a joint second slot.
Whereas, Nusrat Naseem and Manaza Akram jointly clinched the third position. The fourth position was also jointly held by Rifat Amanullah and Farida Gohar.
Press for Peace Foundation held that awards and certificates would be distributed to winners and participants in a closing ceremony for which the date and venue will be announced later.
27 writers from Pakistan and India took part in the writing competition which was titled “Tasneem Jafri’s personality and literary work”.
The charitable organisation aimed to highlight the life, literary and creative aspects of Tasneem Jafari’s works.
In addition, the competition aimed to create interest in environmental and scientific subjects among the youth.
Ms Jafri is a reputable name in children’s literature in Pakistan. She has written fifteen books for children on various topics which include short stories, novels and essays on science and environmental issues.
To promote children literature she has initiated Tasnim Jafri Awards which are awarded to various categories in children literature every year.
She is a sincere philanthropist and has been supporting a number of welfare projects for well being and socio economic development of marginalised communities.
List of Participants:
Ms. Aster Randhawa
Ms. Shamim Arif – Lahore / Islamabad
Ms. Qaratul Aine Anee – Faisalabad
Ms. Iman Fatima, Lahore
Ms. Nusrat Naseem – Risalpur – Kohat
Ms. Shazia Rana – Lahore
Ms. Tanzeela Ahmed, Okara
Ms. Saima Syed, Karachi
Ms. Manaza Akram – Lahore
Mr. Aref Majid Aref – Hyderabad
Ms. Rifat Amanullah, Faisalabad
Ms. Farida Gohar – Multan
Ms. Shazia Sattar Nayab – Lahore
Mr. Adeel Akhonzada – Mansehra
Ms. Fauzia Taj, Abbottabad
Ms. Rozina Zarnish Butt
Ms. Rakhshinda Baig, Karachi
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari – Rawalpindi
Mr. Shabbir Dar-Bagh Azad Kashmir
Ms. Itrat Batool Naqvi. Lahore
Mr. Hassan Akhtar, Fateh Jang, Attock
Mr. Ghulamzada Noman Sabri, Lahore
Mr. Ramzan Shakir – Pakpattan
Ms. Narjis Syed, Lahore
Mr. Akmal Maroof – Hyderabad
Mr. Ansar Ahmad Maroufi- UP, India
Mr. Mostafa Tohid-Faisalabad
Ms. Juwaria Khan, Mianwali