rekhta foundation presents
AUGUST 27, 2016
5PM TO 9 PM
A unique cultural phenomenon, Rang-e-Rekhta is a festival for the senses. Hosted by Rekhta Foundation, Rang-e-Rekhta is a magical moment to mark Urdu’s phenomenal outreach. It honors Urdu’s various facets that include Mushaira, Qawwali, Dastangoi, Plays, Calligraphy and a host of other events that mesmerize its lovers. Urdu finds its resonance across the length and breadth of the country. Spurred by the staggering response of our flagship festival – Jashn-e-Rekhta, we feel it is time to reach out to new destinations.
Our first stop in our endeavor to promote Urdu will be Chandigarh. We will be in the beautiful city with Rang-e-Rekhta on the 27th of August 2016. The event will witness a Qawwali performance by Sabri Brothers and a Grand Mushaira by ten celebrated poets. We invite you to celebrate Urdu’s eloquence and spirit with us.
Farhat Ehsas, GULZAR DEHLVI, LIAQAT JAFRI, Mahendra Kumar Sani, MANISH SHUKLA, NASHIR NAQVI, Noman shauque, RAJESH REDDY, SHAKEEL JAMALI, Shams Tabreezi, WASEEM BARELVI
5PM - 7PM
Popular poet having vast mass following, he has served as Vice Chairman, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Recipient of several National and International awards, he has been published in many literary magazines.
Shams Tabreezi is an Urdu poet hailing from Haryana. Seriousness and levity are intricately woven into his verse.
Reputed popular poet with serious content, he started writing poetry at a young age. His ghazals have been sung by Altaf Raja. “Dhuup tez hai” is his poetic collection.
A notable poet who focuses on the realities of the society. He is a regular at various mushairas, and is an integral part of AIR Mumbai. Jagjit Singh has immortalized his ghazals through his renditions.
He is a prominent poet writing in Urdu as well as in Hindi, His poetry marks a clear departure from his predecessors as well as from his contemporaries in style and content.
Eminent Urdu poet, critic and director of Baba Farid Centre for Sufi Studies. The prolific writer has authored more than a dozen books including ‘Kulliyat-e-Faiz’ in Punjabi.
Popular poet from Lucknow, who has been felicitated with numerous literary awards for his notable works including the prestigious “Firaq Gorakhpuri award” by the literary council of Uttar Pradesh.
One of the prominent new generation poets from Panchkula known for his unconventional and thought provoking writings . There is often an element of sincerity in his expression that makes him different from the rest.
Prominent Urdu poet and writer who has been appointed convener of the Urdu committee by the J&K government to seek his advice and recommendations regarding the promotion and dissemination of Urdu language and literature across the state.
He is one of the most authentic paragons of Delhi’s composite culture and language. He is known for his passionate love and commitment for the Urdu language.
Sector 18, Chandigarh