Our Correspondent / New Delhi
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs on Saturday organised a “Mushaira”, based on the themes of teachings and principles of Mahatma Gandhi as a part of Central Government’s decision to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
The Mushaira was organised at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi wherefamous Urdu poets like Wasim Barelvi, Haseeb Soz, Manzar Bhopali, Mansoor Usmani, Janab Muzaffar Ali, poetess Dr.Naseem Nikhat, Iqbal Ash’har, JanabAijaz Popular Merathi, JanabSurendraSingh Shajar and Dr.NikhatAmrohvi enthralled the audience through their poetry and gave strong message of peace, humanity and unity.
A large number of people from political, social and other fields, intellectuals and youths were present and encouraged the performing poets.
While inaugurating the Mushaira, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that while on one hand these programmes will spread message and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, on the other hand such programmes will also strengthen social harmony and brotherhood in the society.
These Mushairas will also be organised in Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Ranchi and other cities in coming days.
Famous Urdu poets like GulzarSahab, Janab Wasim Barelvi, Janab Haseeb Soz, Janab Manzar Bhopali, poetess Dr.Naseem Nikhat, Janab Iqbal Ashar, Janab Surendra Shajar, Janab Hasan Kamal, poetess Shabeena Adeeb, Rajesh Reddy, Janab Mansoor Usmani,Janab Aizaz Popular Merathi, Janab Ehsaan Qureshi etc have been invited to perform in these Mushairas. Besides, other famous and regional poets will also participate.