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'Kavi sammelan' entertains Indian diaspora in Singapore
Singapore, March 31, 2010
First Published: 11:29 IST(31/3/2010)
Last Updated: 13:04 IST(31/3/2010)

A 'Hasya Kavi Sammelan' by noted Indian poets had Singapore's Indian diaspora audience in splits.

The Sammelan, organized by Charkula Arts Academy which is promoting Indian arts and culture since 1980 here, had the Indian diaspora audience in splits as poets cracked jokes and recited funny couplets one after another for over two hours.

Sharma, known for narrating anecdotes with his deadpan expression, delivered a hilarious account of a Ram Lila in which he played the role of Sita.

Among those who entertained the audience was Mumbai-based Aashkaran Atal, who has written the dialogues of the Bollywood movie Vivah. He took a dig at the members of electronic media for the cliched and silly questions they pose to celebrities.

Saral Sampat of Jaipur and Sunil Jogi of Uttar Pradesh enthralled the audience with their short, sharp and crisp narratives on humour.

'Sharmaji' through his poetry gave subtle messages on value of family life and importance of voting for clean and honest individuals.

India's Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore Tsewang Namgyal was the chief guest at the function last night.

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