The Department of Urdu at Government College, Malappuram, will hold a seminar on ‘New trends in modern poetry’ on Thursday and Friday.

Mohammed Nuhman Khan, Professor at the National Council for Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, will inaugurate the seminar on Thursday. College Principal T.R. Mohandas will preside over the function.

Urdu poet Althaf Hussain will present a paper on ‘Jadeed shayari, jadeed thaqazey.’ Shaikh Mohammed Yasir from Melvisaram, Tamil Nadu, will speak on ‘Jadeed ghazal ke naye rujhanaat.’