About Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan
India has been a great nation since ages. The reason for this is our rich culture
and ethics. India is the Country which has welcomed and honoured civilizations irrespective
of caste, religion and creed. Our nation is the best example of “UNITY IN
DIVERSITY” for the entire world and human kind. This inherited characteristic
results in acceptance of Indians in all the nations throughout the globe.
India is a land of vast culture and uncountable languages which changes its flavour
every Fifty Kilometres. Yet, Hindi and Urdu are the two languages which can express
the Indian culture and literature to a larger extent.
We are proud inheritors of great thinkers, philosopher, scientist and intellectuals,
who have served the entire mankind during their life and after. Their foresight
and vision has led the nation towards progress and prosperity. One such Indian thought
eight years ago “What a pleasant moment it would be if he can form a platform
to exhibit Indian Culture through a poetic Indian Republic Day Celebration in UAE.”
The thought itself was special and unique. Any Indian may have this wish but the
uniqueness of Mr. Syed Salahuddin was that he dedicated himself for his dreams.
With much selected companions he started and led the entire team in a fanatical,
devoted and patriotic manner. Mr. Salahuddin along with his team has organized eight
Kavi Sammelan Mushaira till date. The event is the Republic Day Celebration of India
in an International Trade Centre and is very famous among all Indians and poetry
loving people of U.A.E.
Al the members of the organizing committee are committed for their language, nation
and Indian Culture. As Chief Organizer, Mr. Syed Salahuddin has influenced the entire
team to develop this partisanship. It requires great management, team work and vision
to organize such an event. And Mr. Syed Salahuddin has proved that INDIA still produces
thinkers and philosophers. It is his effort which has resulted in first ever celebration
of Indian Republic Day outside India and that’s history.
Mr. Syed Salahuddin and his committee are thankful to U.A.E. Government for all
their supports and encouragement extended to Indians for organizing this annual
event. We are thankful to authorities for the inclusion of this celebration as an
Official DSF event. The organizing committee is thankful to all Indian for their
co-operation and encouragement to deliver a literary night which ends by the announcement
of the next celebration of Indian Republic Day i.e. next Kavi Sammelan Mushaira.
Poetry is that genre of literature which cascades down to the inner core of the
heart effortlessly and is capable of bringing about sea changes in human psyche.
Poetry is at its best when recited live before the audiences that is why Mushaira
and Kavi Sammelan together were chosen to be organized annually and that too on
the eve of 26th January the republic day of India when the constitution was adopted
whose preamble itself envisages secular credentials inter-alia.
The bottom line of organizing such an event is simply to promote the cause of Urdu
and Hindi languages over-seas, to bring people irrespective of cast creed and religion
together imbued with nationalism, secularism, harmony and peace as well as to present
glimpses of Indian ethos world over through the extensive coverage imparted by electronic
Despite teething troubles it has come a long way and the missionary zeal of people
associated with the event has succeeded to a great extent if not to the hilt. The
auditorium full to the capacity decked with flowers and flags epitomize the Indian
unity in diversity. Poets getting enthusiastic encore from the audience is the testimony
of the immense pleasure they derive. Spell-bound and enthralled by Urdu and Hindi
couplets people remember it for the rest of the year in the context of 26th January
to come again.
The sole motivation behind the event is to give fillip to Urdu and Hindi languages
at international level and o enthuse people with the feelings of peace and sanity,
love and brotherhood. The purpose is being served massively because of the overwhelming
support from the international community particularly from the Gulf, as a result
of which, in the pantheon of Mushaira and Kavisammelans overseas it has already
occupied the highest pedestal. But it is a relentless pursuit. May God help us to
persist with this endeavor.