Urdu Academy of Australia
Urdu Academy of Australia Inc.
The Urdu Academy has been active in Australia (Melbourne, Victoria) since mid-to-late 1990’s. It was formally established in Sydney in July 2010 as the Urdu Academy of Australia Inc. to promote Urdu language and literature.
The Urdu Academy of Australia Inc. is a branch of the Urdu Academy in Multan, Pakistan that was founded some 48 years ago by three renowned poets and dedicated persons, Dr. Arsh Siddiqi, Anwar Anjum and Fayyaz Tehsin.
The Urdu Academy of Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit literary and cultural organization, which organises regular local literary sittings as well Annual International Recitals in Sydney and Melbourne.
Some of the major past events include:
2009: International Recital with Hasan Abbas Raza (Islamabad) and performance by famous singer Nadim Abbas (Pakistan)
2010: Book Launch – Noshi Gilani’s new book “Hawa Chupke se Kehti Hai” in Sydney
2011: Book Launch – Zia Batool’s (Islamababd) book “Fasl-e-RaigaaN” launched in Melbourne
2014: International Recital with Atta Ul Haq Qasmi and Saud Usmani (Pakistan) in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra
2016: International Recital with Shoaib Bin Aziz (Pakistan) in Sydney
2017: International Recital with Zahid Masood (Pakistan) in Sydney (22 April 2017)