In celebration of the beauty, rhythm and lyrical magnificence of the Urdu language, Rekhta Foundation have once again organised the international festival Jashn-e-Rekhta festival.
To be held from 12 to 14 February 2016 in Delhi in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, the three-day festival is a tribute to the language – “its quintessential spirit, inclusive ethos, creative richness and linguistic heritage”.
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Some of the finest poets, authors and artists of today will join hands to pay tribute to the majestic language through ghazal and qawwali performances, panel discussions, calligraphy, dramas and plays, a mushaira, and other interactive sessions.
According to the Rekhta Foundation, the festival “aspires to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds, both Urdu and non-Urdu speaking, in a vibrant, participative and festive ambience”.
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Last year, renowned Urdu academics, writers and performers -- including Abul Kalam Qasmi, Ajmal Kamal, CM Naim, Farhat Ehsas, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, Zia Mohyeddin, Amjam Islam Amjad, Mohammad Alvi and Javed Akhtar -- participated in the event.
Ek raat wo gaya tha jahaN baat rok ke— Jashn-e-Rekhta (@JashneRekhta) March 4, 2015
Ab tak ruka hua hoon wahiN raat rok ke
-FarhatEhsas at Jashn-e-Rekhta Mushaira pic.twitter.com/SPzsAnkcto
Ustad Hamid Ali Khan from Pakistan shall render his melodious voice to the Evening of Ghazals at Jashn-e-Rekhta pic.twitter.com/0kw509hnzR— Jashn-e-Rekhta (@JashneRekhta) March 3, 2015
Tracing the footprints of Urdu prose
This year the event promises to be better, with the likes of Tina Sani and Sabri Brothers being invited to be a part of the festival.
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