Friday, February 26, 2021
Home Indian History & Culture Third edition Delhi Poetry Festival begins on Friday

Third edition Delhi Poetry Festival begins on Friday

New Delhi:  The third edition of the Delhi Poetry Festival will begin on Friday, bringing together some of the most prolific poets and performers from across the country.

The festival will see a participation of many remarkable speakers like Javed Akhtar, Muzaffar Ali, Uday Prakash, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Keki Daruwalla and Vinod Kapri, apart from Urdu poets Waseem Barelvi, Farhat Shahzad, and film and theatre personality Piyush Mishra, among others.

Spread across two auditoria in the Siri Fort complex, the festival promises translation of poetry that spread across various expressions of art. The three-day extravaganza, organized by Poets Corner, will conclude on December 20.

“Our objective has always been to promote and rejuvenate poetry in the literary space and DPF connects people through the power of poetry. It’s our endeavour to enlighten and attract poetry lovers by putting together a platform that provides stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining interactions for all ages and walks of life. The third edition of DPF is a leap of faith and we hope to carry it ahead in the coming years by introducing novel ideas,” said Dolly Singh, poet and festival founder.

New segments such as poetry plays, poetry films, performance poetry, poetry for and by kids are introduced this year, according to the organisers.

The highlights of the festival include sessions like ‘Amrita – A Sublime Love Story’, a play based on the life of Punjabi Poet Amrita Pritam; an evening with Piyush Mishra, ‘Remembering Sahir Ludhianvi ‘ and a grand mushaira.

The session ‘Meena Kumari- The Unsung Poetess’ will recreate the bygone era of Meena Kumari. Designers Leena Singh and Ashima Singh will curate this show.

‘The Revolutionary Romantic’, a rendition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s works by Vijai Vardhan will give a peak into the poet’s works.

‘Nirbhaya – The Fearless One’, a poetic interpretation paying tribute to Nirbhaya, will see a panel discussion with Kamla Bhasin, Ranjana Kumari and poet Uday Prakash, who will also recite his poems on Nirbhaya. Panel discussions and interactive sessions will decode poetry for the common man.

‘Ye Shehar Hai Shayro’n Ka’ will be a discussion on historical Delhi poets. ‘Is Poetry a Domain of the Elite’ and a conversation on translations will bring out various nuances and hues poetry. Budding and emerging poets, a fair mix of university students, professionals, homemakers and senior citizens will also take the mike to recite their self-composed poetry.

Further, a dedicated session for school children organized by New Leaf Poets Club, the junior wing of Poets Corner will see a participation of young skilled children from the schools of Delhi and beyond. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Indian Firms Are Still Far From Digital Empathy

As more and more Indians adopt a digital way of life most organizations are still a long way from authentically displaying "digital empathy" and...

Children’s Book To Keep Young Readers Company

With an unprecedented year of transformation in education, children's reading has gained a new significance. Here are new children's titles from Talking Cub and...

Study: Mental Well-Being Impacted By Pandemic’s Social Consequences

As the country continues to battle the coronavirus, young adults in college say that their mental well-being has been most impacted by the pandemic's...

World NGO Day 2021: Why is it celebrated? (Significance and Facts)

The term NGO stands for a Non-Governmental organization, and it includes a variety of organizations such as “private voluntary organizations,” “civil society organizations,” and...

68 Percent Women Feel Insecured Due To Rejections Based On Beauty

According to a recent survey, nine out of ten women in India feel they are judged and rejected based on their looks during the...

Five Things To Be Mindful Of Before Buying A House In 2021

Owning a home is something all of us have dreamt of at some point in time in our lives. At the very outset, the...

An Agreement To Boost Online Jewellery Retail

To provide impetus to Indian gem and jewelry sellers on the global e-marketplace and explore potential business collaborations for sectoral growth, the Gem and...

Work on India’s First-Ever Cable-Styled Bridge Called “Anji” Goes on in Full Swing!

Work on India's first cable-styled bridge, also called the Anji bridge, is going on in full swing in Jammu and Kashmir's Raesi district, and...

Recent Comments