Kavi Sammelan Observed in India
In India, especially in North India, the festival of Kavi Sammelan is celebrated. Kavi Sammelan is the annual festival during which Poets and Poetess perform their poetry, lyrics, patriotic songs, romantic songs, social causes through poetry, political issues, etc. This is done in public in front of live audiences. Large number of people come out for these performances.
Kavi Sammelan is organised in the night when people are free; there is much entertainment. There are all kinds of mimicry, jokes and laughing poetry comments on other poets -- all done in good humour for light entertainment is performed .
In Azamgarh, from where many indentureds migrated to the Caribbean, a Kavi Sammelan was organized in which renowned poets and poetess were on stage . Patriotic poetess Kavita Tiwari, Dr. Hariom Pawar, Padmsri Award winner Dr Surendra Dubey , Anjum Rahbar , Arun Jaimini , Dr Arjun Sisodia etc . all participated in the program.
The occassion was on the memory of Late Radhika Devi & Late Krishna Murari. Kadag Bahadur Singh organised this Kavi Sammelan. In Uttar Pradesh, a BJP ruled state, the BJP state President Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey was chief guest.
* Pawan is national correspondent of ICDN in India.