Asterawani holds humanitarian poetry recital.

The Angkatan Sesterawan dan Sesterawani (ASTERAWANI) recently held a humanitarian poetry recital event themed 'Suara Gaza' at the Medan Selera Sumbangsih Mulia in Beribi Industrial Complex.

Among those present were the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pehin Dato Seri Utama Dr Ustaz Hj Md Zain Hj Serudin, the Deputy Minister of Education, Pg Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Pg Hj Abd Rahman, the Syariah Court's Chief Justice, Pehin Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Yahya Hj Ibrahim, and Pg Setia Negara Pg (Dr) Hj Mohd Yusuf Pg Hj Abd Rahim, a member of the Legislative Council.

In his speech, Prof Madya Dr Hj Hashim Hj Abd Hamid, the First Head of Asterawani, said that other than highlighting the various contemporary literature recital performances, the programme also held a collection of donations for the Palestinian people.

All of the donations collected will be given to the Palestinian Humanitarian Fund under the Department of Community Development's management.

The collection was then handed over by Prof Madya Dr Hj Hashim to a representative of the department. The event was filled with various contemporary literature recital performances, which also featured some well-known literature composers in the Sultanate, as well as a theatrical performance.

It also witnessed a presentation of the 'Suara Gaza' contemporary literature collection that was performed during the programme to the Literature Bureau's Acting Director Hjh Aminah Hj Momin to be later published as a book.


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