Writers’ Forum Celebrated Independence Day of India-2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Writers' Forum Steals The Show

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together”.
-Malcolm Forbes.

On an evening of 18th August 2017, Writers’ Forum, Kuwait organized an event of Multi Lingual Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira in association with the Embassy of India at its auditorium. It is a matter of great pride and privilege for the Writers' Forum and its members that the event was organized under the joint banner of the Embassy of India, Kuwait and the Writers' Forum, Kuwait. It was a celebration of Independence Day through poetic verses and the event was of its own kind (unique). 20 Poets recited their poetry in 11 Indian languages with immense patriotism, honoring the occasion and held the audience spellbound.

At the outset Joint Secretary, Mr. Sunil Sonsi welcomed the chief guest and the audience. Mr. Sonsi highlighted the significance of the occasion to all Indians and stressed that the occasion should be celebrated as a festival of love for Nation.

Following the welcome address by the Joint Secretary, the president of the Forum, Mrs. Maimuna Ali Chougle felicitated the Chief Guest, Second Secretary (PIC), Honourable Mr. Yashwant Chatpalliwar. The evening was inaugurated by the Chief Guest by lighting the lamp joined by the President of the Forum Mrs. Maimuna Ali Chougle, Former President and one of the founder members of the Forum Mr. Umesh Sharma, Vice President of the Forum Mr. Afroz Alam and a senior member of the Forum Mr. Ali Chougle. This was followed by National Anthem.

President of the Writers’ Forum, Mrs. Maimuna Ali Chouglr in her speech, shared her ideas about Freedom and National Integration with the audience. She advised Indians to thwart attempts by the divisive forces and work for national integration.

Honorable chief guest, Mr. Chatpalliwar expressed his appreciation and admiration to the Writers' Forum to organize this program on a very short notice.

Host for the evening, Sunil Sonsi invited poets of the Writers' Forum to their seats on the stage. At the end, he invited Mr. Umesh Sharma, a well known Hindi poet, former President of the forum and a technocrat by profession to preside over the function. He then invited the Urdu poet and compere for the evening, Mr. Afroz Alam who fostered the poets to recite, along with a brief Introduction of each poet followed by side by side Hindi translation of poetry by Hindi poet Mr. Aamir Diwan.



The eagerly awaiting audience was rewarded for its patience as the Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira began with gutso, and the following poets were invited to recite their original works: Mrs. Sabiha Bilgrami (English), Rajiv Athavle & Mrs. Chhaya Thakkar (Gujarati); Mrs. Anita Chatpalliwar, Mr. Umesh Sharma & Aamir Diwan (Hindi), Ameer Uddin Ameer (Kannada); Mrs. Chhaya Athavle (Marathi); Vibheesh Tikkodi (Malyalam); Mohan Singh (Punjabi), Milind Rajgolikar & Mrs. Preeti Rajgolikar (Sanskrit); Shakeel Jamshedpuri, Ibrahim Sangeraja, Sabir Omar Galsulkar, Afroz Alam & Mrs. Maimuna Ali Chougle (Urdu)
The evening concluded with the presidential remarks by Mr. Umesh Sharma 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 the Joint Secretary, Mr. Sunil Sonsi with a special gratitude to His Excellency the Ambassador of India, Mr. Sunil Jain and all the Embassy officials for their cooperation, support and guidance. He thanked participants and audience

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

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