Nusrat Mehdil, daughter of great short story writer and critic Jafar Mehdi is the most active Secretary ever of Madhya Pradesh Urud Akademi, who has benefited all sections of Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh as well as India and abroad by organising different mushairas and sittings in Bhopal and various other cities of the state. Soon after her about 2 months’ tour to Ameica, On December 16, 2016, a grand all-India poetic meet was held by Madhya Pradesh
Urdu Akademi, Bhopal through initiative of Akedmi’s Secretary and note poetess Nusrat Mehdi . The poetic meet cum award distribution function was held under Iqbal Samaroh. The poets enthralled the audience with their novel and fresh ideologies in poetic form. Poet Atul Anjan from Gwalior conducted the proceedings and noted poet Naseer Parwaz presided over it. Those who recited their Kalam include Shayan Qureshi from Bhopal,
Shakeel Azmi from Mumbai, Siraj Mohammad Khan Siraj from Bhopal, Atul Ajnabi from Gwalior, Muslim Saleem from Bhopal, Tanweer Ghazi from Amravati, Nadeem Shaad from Deoband, Nuzhat Anjum from Lucknow, Shakeel Jamali from Mumbai, Nusrat Mehdi, Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi, Bhopal, Shahid Sagari and Naseer Parwaz. Poetry lovers have hailed the all-India gathering as a milestone for Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh Urdu Akademi, Bhopal since they were able to listen to great poetry which is not generally heard in mushairas.
Earlier in the day, a paining competition and poetry recitation by students were held. Prizes were given away simultaneously with poetic gathering in the night.
In a unique initiative by Nusrat Mehdi, invited poets on dais were called to give away prizes to winners of contests along with her.