Nagpur: Akashvani’s Nagpur Centre has organized a Sarva Bhasha Kavi Sammelan (National Symposium of Poets) on Friday, January 8, 2016. The Kavi Sammelan, to be held at local Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall, will begin at 6 pm. A host of national award winning poets will present their creations in 22 Indian languages.
This Sarva Bhasha Kavi Sammelan will be graced by Director General of Delhi Akashvani F Shaharyar, Prasar Bharti’s Chief Executive Officer Jawahar Sarkar as chief guests, informed Rajiv Shukla, the Deputy Director General of Akashvani Delhi in a press conference.
The Indian languages in which the poetries will be presented include Sanskrit, Assami, Bodo, Odiya, Urdu, Kannad, Kashmiri, Konkani, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Dogri, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Manipuri, Malayalam, Marathi, Maithili, Sindhi, Santhali, and Hindi. The translation of these poetries will immediately be done in Hindi by the respective translators.
Sahitya Academi and similar category organizations invite the award winning poets for such Sarva Bhash Kavi Sammelans. The poets invited for this event among others include Marathi poet Satish Kalsekar, Hindi poetess Padmashri Dr Sunita Jain, and Madhav Kaushik.
The recording of this Sarva Bhasha Kavi Sammelan will be broadcast on all the centres of Akashvani across the country on the eve of Republic Day i.e. on January 25 at 10 pm. Those interested poetry lovers can get their entry passes free of cost from Akashvani, Nagpur Centre, Civil Lines during office hours.
Among others who attended the press conference include Deputy Director General of Delhi Akashvani Dalkit Sachdeva, Programme Department’s Assistant Director, Nagpur Akashvani Centre Govindrajan, Ramesh Gharde, Director (Engineering) and other officials.
Introduced in 1956, the Sarva Bhasha Kavi Sammelan is an endeavor to provide a creative platform to national integration and linguistic harmony through mutual interaction and coordinated presentation of the best in contemporary poetry of all Indian languages. Its uniqueness is underlined by the fact that it is the only programme of its kind, wherein eminent poets in 22 Indian languages now come together on one stage to offer their creative best.
Poems in all these languages are presented by the poets themselves before an invited audience, followed by the rendering their Hindi versions translated by eminent poets of different languages. A two-hour recording of this programme is broadcast on the national network of AIR on January 25, on the eve of the Republic Day at 10 pm.