As part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence, the Ministry of Minority Affairs will hold an Urdu poetry symposium on August 28 Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. The symposium, Mera Chaman, Mera Watan, will see renowned poets presenting their works on the celebration of independence while remembering sacrifices made by the great freedom fighters, he said.
Naqvi said that renowned poets will present their poetry and couplets on the "celebrations of India's independence" while remembering the sacrifices made by the great freedom fighters. They will also make the people aware of the "horrors and pains of the partition" through their poetry in the "Mera Watan, Mera Chaman" Mushaira at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in the Capital.
Poets such as Wasim Barelvi, Shabeena Adeeb, Manzar Bhopali, Dr. VP Singh, Saba Balrampuri, and Haseeb Soz will be among those presenting their poetry at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on August 28. Programmes such as "Mushaira" spread the message of peace and also strengthen the social harmony and brotherhood in the society. Such programmes also make the younger generation aware of the country's rich legacy of art and culture, he added.