Jagpreet Sandhu,Chandigarh, November 21 : Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, in collaboration with the Dept of Culture, Chandigarh, organized a Tri-lingual Kavi Sammelan at the Bal Bhavan on Monday evening. In addition to ten local poets there were two well-known names from outside Chandigarh Jagjit Singh Sufi and Yogendra Maudgil.
The local Hindi poets included Jagmohan Chopra , Sushil Hasrat, Atul Arora, Santosh Dhiman & Chander Trikha. The Punjabi poets were Jagroop Singh Roop, Manjitinder Kaur, Nirmal Dutt & Jagjit Singh Sufi. And the Urdu poets were B.D. Kalia & Madhukar Arya.
The Kavi Sammelan was part of the celebration of the Communal Harmony week. Through poetry the attempt was to establish Linguistic Harmony, bringing poets of different languages together on a single platform.. The entire program was ably compered by Madhav Kaushik, a skilled poet himself, who is the Secretary of the CSA. Shri KK Sharma, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He spoke of the role that poetry can play in bringing people together. Language and literature, he said, can be a bridge between different communities. Dr KL Zakir, Chairman, Urdu Sahitya Akademi, presided over the function and brought it to a fitting close with a sprinkling of Urdu poetry that was much appreciated by all.