The programme was compered by two well-known senior citizens of Chandigarh who have been regularly involved in social and cultural activities: veteran theatre person Shri Kamal Arora and educationist Mrs Jasbir Kaur.
The invited poets were Mrs BK Pannu, Gurdeep Gul, Indra Rani Rao, Chaman Ahuja, Amarjit Singh Patialvi and Bhagat Ram Rangara.The themes hovered around the autumn of life, ranging from grief, nostalgia, wistfulness and occasional sardonic humour.
Present in the audience were several enthusiasts who were also keen to recite their poetic compositions at the venue. Several youngsters were also present, either with older members of their family or on their own.
Anil Raina, Vice-Chairman, presented souvenirs to the evening’s invited speakers. The event wound up well in time on a satisfactory note. It was indeed a special one and the Chairperson, Manju Jaidka, announced that such programmes would be organized more frequently on demand. Further, she announced that the next CSA event would relate to the art of story-telling on 22nd November. Jaishree Sethi from Delhi who is passionately involved in popularizing the genre of short fiction, will make a presentation at the UT Guest House. The targeted audience would include the young as well as the old.