The 11th edition of the Jashn-e-Adab literature festival will start on March 25

Lyricist Sameer Anjaan, actor Pankaj Tripathi, Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi and Urdu poet Farhat Ehsaas are among the headliners of the 11th edition of Jashn-e-Adab Sahityotsava, starting March 25.

The three-day festival, to be held at the India International Center (IIC), celebrates the rich cultural and literary heritage of Urdu and Hindi.

Eminent personalities attending the festival include actor Rajesh Tailang, qawwali singers Nizami brothers, poet-playwright Sachidanand Joshi, poet Madan Mohan ‘Danish’, theater manager Arvind Gaur and ghazal singer Shakeel Ahmad.

The inaugural event, “Mehfil-E-Mushaira”, on March 25 will see the participation of eminent poets, including Vigya Vrat, Javed Mushiri, Gautam Raj Rishi and Ehya Bhojpuri.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely stressful for all of us, at the same time as it has transformed life prospects… With the 11th edition of Jashn-e-Adab Sahityotsava, we invite people to leave their worries behind them and enjoy the beauty of Indian poetry, dance, drama and song,” said Kunwar Ranjeet Chauhan, Founder of Jashn-e-Adab Foundation.

For three days, the literature and poetry festival will host talks and performances including ‘nukkad natak’, classical dance, ghazal, qawwali and kavi sammelan.

“This year, the Ministry of Tourism is encouraging Sahityotsava and organizing a ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ session, which will explore the vibrancy and colors of India and Indianness,” organizers said in a statement.

Additionally, to mark World Theater Day on March 27, Asmita Theater Group will present “Court Martial” – a play written by Swadesh Deepak and directed by Arvind Gaur.

The festival will end on March 27 with a ‘Sheri Nashist’ mushaira, which will be attended by Farhat Ehsaas, ‘Danish’ Madan Mohan, Shariq Kaifi, Qauiser Kalid, Alok Yadav and other renowned Hindi and Urdu poets. .

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