The 13th Universal Sufi Festival-2016 was held at the National Press Club Auditorium on Monday.
Rahe Bhander Kadhurkhil Dorbar Sharif, Boalkhali, Chittagong hosted the festival that was inaugurated through the recitation from holy verses of Quran and Hadith with translations of the same.
Member of Sufi Musicians' Association offered various Hamd-Naath and Gazal in the opening ceremony. A volunteer blood donation campaign took place later. "Introspective Dialogue" was also held chaired by Rahe Bhander Silsila's Pir Sufi Syed Zafar Sadek.
This year, a total of 10 role personalities, namely- Premier University Vice Chancellor Anupam Shen, Raisul Islam Asad, Technologist Mustafa Jabbar, CDA Chairman Abdus Salam, Sajjada-Nnashin of Cumilla Chisty Nagar dorbar Khwaja Fariduddin Ahmed Chiesty, Divitional Head of National Kidney & Urology Hospital Dr M Delwar Hosain, Sajjada-Nashin of Cumilla Ashraf Nagar Dorbar Syed Abu Ashra Mohmmed Gaziul Haq, National awarded Singer Jane Alam, Author and Researcher Mustaq Ahmed, renowned lyricist and composer Baul Shah Alam Sharkar were awarded Rahe Bhander Ennoble Award.