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Hunkar: A patriotic treat for poetry lovers in Delhi

The Annual Sarad Kavyoutasav - Kavya Kaumudi is back with another edition. Titled Hunkar, the event is dedicated to the pride of the country and the Indian soldiers.

art and culture Updated: Oct 17, 2016 08:19 IST
Nikita Saxena
Munnawar Rana, a modern Hindi and Urdu poet poet during previous year’s Kavya Kaumudi.
Munnawar Rana, a modern Hindi and Urdu poet poet during previous year’s Kavya Kaumudi.

Poetry lovers of the city, be prepared for a literary treat as back in the town is Kavya Kaumudi, the Annual Sarad Kavyotsav by Sanskar Bharti. Titled Hunkar, themed on patriotism, the event this year is dedicated to the Indian soldiers and their bravery.

“We organise the event year to welcome Sharad Purnima. The title has been chosen as Hunkar as it is dedicated to the pride and respect of our nation. Poetry, we feel, is the best way to spread the message of patriotism among the people,” says Ganjender Solanki, poet and convener of the event.

The line-up of poets at the event includes Padma Bhushan Gopal Das Neeraj, Som Thakur, Dr Sarita Sharma, Dr Hari Om Pawar, and Mr. Rajesh Chetan, among others. Solanki adds, “Even though the poets do touch upon patriotism in their poems every year, this year we have dedicated the event to our soldiers keeping in mind the current scenario. Along with poems on the theme, they will also perform other poems of theirs.”

Catch it Live

What: Kavya Kaumoudi - Hunkar

Where: Central park, Connaught Place

When: October 17

Timing: 4:30pm onwards

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk