An evening to cherish Hindi literature

A two-day event discussed how contours of Hindi literature have changed and introduced new generation of Hindi poet to the audience. The seminar on the first day was on the topic “Hamare samay ki Hindi Kahaniya- Swaroop aur Sambhavnayen” where renowned Hindi speakers shared their views on Hindi contemporary literature.

Prominent Hindi writers like Dinesh Kumar, Vaibhav singh and Sushil Siddharth recited from their books.  The second day, which concluded last night, focused on younger generation of poets as the seminar revolved around the theme “Ek Sham Yuva Kaviyon ke Naam”.

The young poets present were Anju Sharma, Avinash Mishra, Nikhil Anand Giri, Leena Malhotra, Wazda Khan, Shayak Alok and Suman Kumari.

 “We are trying to search more talent and now we are thinking of doing that through talent hunt in schools and colleges,” said Maitreyi Pushpa, vice chairperson, Hindi Academy, at the inauguration.

Dr Hari Suman Bisht, author of various novels including Basera, said, “The Academy’s main purpose is to promote Hindi, as we are trying to do a ‘Hindi pakhwada at AIIMS on Hindi Diwas’”.

The exchange of dialogue after the seminar-cum-recitation was rejoiced by the young ones. With initiatives like Jashn-e-Urdu, language as cultural components is being explored in India.

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