The cultural and historical city of Lucknow is bracing up to host a mega literary fest ‘Hindwi Utsav’ on Sunday.
Hindwi.org under the aegis of Rekhta Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting Hindi literature, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with ‘Hindwi Utsav’. The event, on July 30, will be organised at the vibrant Sangeet Natak Akademi premises.
Celebrated writer and novelist Shivmurti will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Hindwi.org aims to bring together Hindi-speaking communities, literature enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs to celebrate the rich heritage of Hindi.
The festival serves as a platform to foster dialogue, promote literary exchange and highlight the invaluable contributions of Hindi literature.
Distinguished guests, renowned scholars and eminent personalities will grace the event, adding to its grandeur. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion featuring esteemed authors like Gyan Chaturvedi, Shalini Mathur and Akhilesh.
The speakers will delve into thought-provoking topics related to Hindi literature and its contemporary relevance.
The festivities will be enhanced by a Kavita Sandhya (poetry recital) where esteemed poets like Arun Kamal, Kumar Ambuj, Ajanta Dev, Yash Malviya and Savita Bhargava will enthral the audience with their poetic compositions.
Thereafter, the audience will be treated to a mesmerising musical performance by renowned Indian classical fusion band Shadaj. Known for soulful renditions of Kabir’s verses and musical experiments, the band’s performance promises to be a captivating experience.
Sanjiv Saraf, Founder of Rekhta Foundation said Hindi serves as a vital cultural and linguistic link among the diverse regions and communities within India, and continues to evolve and adapt to the changing times.
“Rekhta Foundation is organising Hindwi Utsav to celebrate the diverse aspects of Hindi language which forms the backbone of Indian philosophy and way of life,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the non-profit initiative has announced ‘Hindwi Dictionary’ – a glossary of words in 11 different dialects of Hindi. Hindwi.org features 1,200+ poets, 14,000+ poetries, 1,300+ verses, 3,000+ ‘dohas’ and 300+ ‘lokgeet’ on their website.