Mangaluru, Jan 5: Mafazah Sharafuddin’s debut into the literary world took place with the release of her anthology of poems ‘Labyrinth’s of Emotions’ at The Yenepoya School.
The registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr G Shreekumar Menon addressing the gathering said, "Writing a book and publishing it is a noble but challenging task which really needs encouragement from society.
Another of the guests, deputy director chair of Islamic studies and researchDr Javed Jamil said, "Literature has contributed tremendously in shaping the society."
Managing director of The Yenepoya School, Farhad Yenepoya while releasing the book said, "The school took the initiative to publish the book to encourage the expression of youth and recognize young talents. Other dignitaries on the dais were Joseph Mechirath, principal of The Yenepoya School, Mishria Javeed, campus director of the School.
Labyrinths of Emotions is an anthology of poems written by Mafazah, a 11th grade student, that spans over a variety of subjects including social issues, mental health and general struggles faced by adolescents.
Mafazah is the daughter of Sharafuddin B S and Sameena Afshan. She spent her childhood and completed her primary education in Kuwait and then joined The Yenepoya School to continue her high school studies. She has shown keen interest in English literature from her childhood and is a multi-talented child with interest in fine art and public speaking as well.
Good number of students, teachers and literary enthusiasts witnessed the book release ceremony. Shirley anchored the programme which began with a prayer by the student choir.