As a part of its commitment to promote literary activities in the region and bring people closer to the literateurs, Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) organised a Haasya Kavi Sammelan on 27th July at Indradhanush Auditorium at Panchkula.
Mrs. Sumita Misra, IAS, Chairperson of CLS welcomed the guests and poets and reiterated the aim of Chandigarh Literary Society to promote literary activities for the “Classes and the masses”.
Famous Shri Surinder Sharma, along with Mahendar Ajnabi, Ved Parkash Ved, Yusuf Bhardwaj, Dr. Sita Sagar and Ritu Goyal, participated in the show.
Surinder Sharma, one of the most popular poker-faced humorous poet, famous for his “chaar lainaa suna reha hoon”, was the favourite of the show, he hails from Haryana but often uses Marwari dialect in his poetry.
Delhi-based Ved Parkash Ved, is known for his pithy and meaningful poetry and has been honoured with Kaka Hathrasi Sammaan, and Omprakash Aditya Samman,
Mahendra Ajnabi, winner of Kaka Hathrasi Award, is another best Hasya-Vyangya Kavi, dominating the kavi sammellans for last 25 years.
Yusuf Bhardwaj also hails from Hisar District of Haryana who left his teaching career to immerse himself completely in Haryanvi poetry.
Dr. Sita Sagar is another versatile poetess of the country who has made her place in Hasya-Vyanga genre having travelled extensively abroad, and honored by the Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee.
Ritu Goyal, a software professional working in Pennsylvania, started as an architect before switching her profession. Writing poetry was her passion since she was in the fifth grade in the school and has also published a children’s story book
The show was attended by a large and distinguished gathering including senior officers of both Punjab and Haryana, and the citizens of both Chandigarh and Panchkula. Residents who attended, were all praise for the efforts of CLS in bringing programmes like this for the enjoyment of general public.