Writers’ Forum, Kuwait celebrates 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, October 25, 2018

“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” Thus said Scientist of Millennium Dr. Albert Einstein about Mahatma Gandhi.
The emotions were mixed when the members of the Writers’ Forum, Kuwait (WFK) gathered on 19th October’18 at Party Hall of Avanthi Restaurant, Salmiya to celebrate 150th Birthday of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

It was a celebration through poetic verses and the event was of its own kind. 16 Poets recited their poetry in 6 Indian languages with immense patriotism, honoring the occasion and held the audience spellbound.

At the outset Joint Secretary of Forum, Sunil Sonsi welcomed the chief guest and the audience. He highlighted the significance of the occasion to all Indians and stressed that the occasion should be celebrated as a festival to remember the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Following the welcome address by the Secretary, the President of the Forum, Ms. Maimuna Ali Chougle felicitated the Chief Guest - Second Secretary, Embassy of India Honourable Mr. Sibi U.S. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest by lighting the lamp joined by the President of the Forum Ms. Maimuna Ali Chougle, Vice President; S. Qamar Minto, Sunil Sonsi; Joint Secretary and Ms. Nazneen Ali; the Finance Secretary of the Forum. This was followed by National Anthem.

President of the Writers’ Forum, Ms. Maimuna Ali Chougle in her speech, shared her views on Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence with the audience. She advised Indians to thwart attempts by the divisive forces and work for national integration based on teachings of Gandhi ji.

Honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Sibi U.S. expressed his appreciation and admiration to the Writers' Forum to organize this program on a very short notice.

Rajiv Athavale & Ms. Chhaya Athavale, then presented devotional song which was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India in 41 countries in the world on 2nd October’18

Host for the event, Sunil Sonsi invited Chief Guest and Ms. Maimuna Ali Chougle; the President of Forum to grace the stage. The function was presided over by S. Qamar Minto; a senior Urdu poet. He then invited the Hindi poetess and compere for the evening, Ms. Mudhulika Mohta who invited the poets to recite, along with a brief Introduction of each poet. Her wonderful command over Hindi, English and Urdu left the audience spellbound.

The most remarkable feature of the evening was not just the presence of 16 poets but the fact that their creative and original expressions were there in different languages of India. Presenting poetry flowing in diverse Indian languages from one platform is the spirit of WFK

The following poets recited their original works: Aamir Diwan, Sunil Sonsi, Ms. Nazneen Ali, Ms. Madhulika Mohta, Dr. Radhika Bhardwaj, Ms. Parul Chaurvedi & Umesh Sharma (Hindi), Shabbih Ahmed, Sabir Omer Galsulkar, Sayeed Nazar Kadpawi & Shakeel Jamshedpuri (Urdu), Tushar Mishra (Oddiya), Ms.Chhaya Thakkar (Gujrati), Ms. Preeti Rajgolikar & Milind Rajgolikar (Sanskrit) and Vibheesh Tikkodi (Malayalam).

The evening concluded with the presidential remarks by Mr. S. Qamar Minto who overwhelmingly lauded the efforts of the Writers Forum and appreciated each and every poet for his / her contribution to the occasion.

Vote of thanks was rendered by Ms. Madhulika Mohta with a special gratitude to His Excellency the Ambassador of India, Mr. K. Jeeva Sagar and all the Embassy officials for their cooperation, support and guidance.
She also thanked participants and audience for encouraging the efforts of WFK for organizing such events in future too. A special thanks was conveyed to Mr. Ali Chougle for his continuous guidance in organizing such events by WFK.

The melodious session of poetry left an imprint on the hearts of the audience which will be remembered for a long time to come.

Finally, the guests and members of WKF enjoyed the delicious lunch served by Avanthi Restaurant.

Express your comment on this article

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

Community News

Bharatheeya Sangeetha Sabha (BASS) Organizing mega Music Competition in Carnatic Music & Semi Classical Music (Film Songs),...

Kozhikode District Association conducts its 9th Anniversary celebration titled “Metro Medical Care KozhikodeFest-2019” on 22...

Kuwait Manjeshwar Mandalam Pirissappad organized a two day event Gaujjium Gammathum for Manjeshwar Mandalam People on 2019 M...

Arpan - A Socio Cultural organization held its Annual General Body meeting on February 2019 and elected new office bearers...

The inaugural function of the St. Peter’s C.S.I Vacation Bible School was held on the 15th of March 2019, at National Evange...