New Delhi: Ministry of Minority Affairs is organizing ‘Mushairas’, based on the themes of teachings and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, across the country as a part of the Modi Government’s decision to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here that the first such ‘Mushaira’ will be held on 6th October at New Delhi’s Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath from 3 PM onwards, where renowned Urdu poets will be performing various programmes based on the themes of Mahatma Gandhi’s message of harmony, national integrity, democratic values, non-violence, and global peace.
Famous Urdu poets like Gulzar, Wasim Barelvi, Haseeb Soz, Manzar Bhopali, Naseem Nikhat, Iqbal Ashar, Surendra Shajar, Hasan Kamal, Shabeena Adeeb, Rajesh Reddy, Mansoor Osmani, and Ehsaan Qureshi etc. have been invited to perform in these programmes to be organized at New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh,Ahmedabad, Bangaluru, Ranchi and other cities in coming days. Other famous poets will also participate.
Naqvi said that these programmes will spread the message and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, and such programmes will also strengthen social harmony and brotherhood in the society.
The Central Government has decided to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and to spread Mahatma Gandhi's legacy among the people at the national and international level.