Hindi – Urdu Saanjhe bol: A dream that came to fruition

by  Shilpa Agrawal

Having a dream is a beginning, coming together to make it real is progress, bringing it to fruition and continuing it for years is success.
Hindi- Urdu Saanjhe bol, a local congregation of professional and amateur Hindi-Urdu poets from South-East Asia is one such success. It was started by two visionary women “Sandhya Bhagat and Manju Tiwari” who had the audacious dream of providing a platform to local Hindi-Urdu Poets.
This dream came to fruition in the Summer of 2007 bringing together poets together and is in its 10th year of coming to reality while standing tall against all odds.

The annual event’s 9th episode was held on the chilly evening of Sunday, December 11th at Fusion Event Hall, Norcross between 4:30 P.M to 7:30 PM. This episode was extremely special, marked by the truckload of young talent bustling with new ideas, radiant energy and ability to get their ideas across in the South-east Asian lingua- franca. The audience that was comprised of a varied age group were mesmerized by the ease with which these young poets conveyed strong messages and difficult thoughts woven into an elegant rosary of words.

The icing on the cake was the poetry of seasoned poets who had been gracefully marking their presence at this event for all these years. Their renderings had the capability of splitting you into a laughter and also moistening your eyes. The audience soaked up the creative spirit as they listened to the live reading of the written word.

The poets who recited their poetry on this very literary evening were Alok Sharma, Ashfaq Frooquhii,Syeda Nahid, Kamlesh Chugh, Neetu Sharma, Jagdish Agrawal, Pankaj Patel, Jahangir Rathore ,Ashok Goyal, Anubhuti Rathi, Brijrani Verma, Chander Gambhir, Divya Pathak, Sayeda Imrana, Darshan Kaur, Preeti Gupta, Shilpa Agrawal, Tahir Sayal, Vijay Nikore, syed Zia Rijvi, Sanjeev Agarwal, Rukhsana Wasim, Shruti Gupta, Miqdad Husen, Pramila Dhirendra,Santosh Sharma,Pooja Sharma,Nidhi Mishra Vagpai

This event was a treat to ears, eyes and mind alike and to top it off, the organizers also hosted a potluck dinner after the event for the audience.

The organizers thanked the volunteers like Anil Bhagat, Shyam Tiwari, Vijay Tandon, Aviram Varma and Sanjeev Agarwal who helped in photography, staging and creating the ambience most fitted for a literary evening. The organizers recognized and Thanked Dr. Nazneen Dalwai and Shamim Dalwai, who are local patrons and have supported this event by hosting the event at Fusion Events Hall for several years now and last but not the least Indian Consul D.V.Singh ji for gracing this event. and Mustafa Azameri  ji TV Asia and other media.