Hindi – Urdu Saanjhe bol: A dream that came
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.