Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SAARC FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE- 2010


THE FOUNDATION OF SAARC WRITERS AND LITERATURE in collaboration with Indian Council of Cultural Relations organized 33rd SAARC Festival at India International Centre, New Delhi from 26th – 28th March-2010 under the dynamic leadership of Ajit Caur and her Artist daughter Arpana Caur.In this festival Writers and Intellectuals, artists and environmentalists, academicians and media persons, performing and visual artists, folklorists and historians participated with zeal n zest from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri lanka .

Dr Karan Singh Inaugurated the Festival .Abid Hussian, Gulzar, Sita Kant Mhahapatra, Jayanta Mahapatra, Ashok Vajpai, Kuwar Narain, Baba Sewa Singh, Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, Indra Goswami, K Sachidanandan, J P Dass, Surjit Patar, Jayabala Vaidya, Jasbir Jain,, Renuka Singh, Manmohan Singh Mitwa, Taranum Riaz, Paul Kaur, J Bhagayalaxmi, Arvinder Kaur Sukhwinder Amrit and Swarnjit Savi from India . Nihal Rodrigo, Jean Arasanayagam, S W K Kotagama, Parsad karyavasam, Parvati Arasanayagam, Lanshatha Athukorala, Issath Rehana Azeem, Refaqat Ali Khan from Sri Lanka, Chenkyab Dorji, Kunzang Choden, Tshering Dorgi, Kinga Choden from Bhutan, Hamid Mir, Sarmad Sehbai, Fahmida Raiz, Nosheen Saeed, Mubeen Mirza, Akhtar Hussain Akhtar, Muhammad Asim Butt, Tahira Iqbal, Fakhar Zaman, Nida Mahmood, Kishwar Naheed, Abdaal Bela, Asad Mohammad Khan, Raza Rumi, Arshad Mehmood Nashad, Saeeda Bano Risham, Raashid Hameed, Muhammad Aslam Siraj Din, Naila Hussain, Abrar Ahmad, Rasheed Amjad, Humera Rahat, Nisar Ahmed Choudhury, Farhana Farhan, Nayara Reahman, from Pakistan.Zareen Anzoor, Arifa Omarloor, Nadjib Manalai, Alam Gul Sahar, A K Rashid, Helmand Bakhtani, Nasurullah Partaw Naderi from Afghanisthan .Robina Huq, Quazi Rozy, Jharna Rehman, Abu Syed Golam Dastgir, Papree Rehman, Mehbooba Nasreen, Nitupurna from Bangladesh nd some others from Maldives and Nepal.

First evening was a feast of Kuchi Puti Dance.Here are some pics for you………..


















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