Writers’ Forum, Kuwait held its monthly meeting on 31 July, 2015 at Salmiya residence of Umesh Sharma. The meeting was presided over by Hindi poetess Dr. (Mrs.) Navniit Gandhi while the Hindi Poet Mr. Aamir Diwan graced the occasion of Chief Guest.
Meeting started by Tajwer Sultana; the Gen. Secretary of the forum with note of condolence for Dr. APJ Kalam; the former President of India. All the members observed two minutes silence and prayed Almighty for peace for departed soul.
Sunil Sonsi, in his tribute speech, described Dr. APJ Kalam’s contribution to country and society and also listed major honours accorded to him in chronicle order.
At the outset, Umesh Sharma; the President of Forum apprised the members about details of upcoming event; Bi Lingual (Hindi & Urdu) Kavi Sammelan/ Mushaira being organized in association with Embassy of India on 15 August 2015, the Independence day of India.
In the first session, the members recited their poetry in different Indian languages viz. Sunil Sonsi, Afroz Alam, Sayeed Nazar Kadpawi, Sayed Qamar Minto, Sabir Omer Galsulkar in Urdu, Umesh Sharma in Hindi, Rajesh Verlekar in English and Mrs. Parminder Kaur (presented by her father Mr. Mohan Singh). Mrs. Tajwer Sultana recited a very touching poem of renowned Urdu poet Shahid Ahmed Shoeb
In the Second session, members enjoyed the pleasure of listening to a real story written and narrated by a guest writer Manju Sharma, who writes for newspapers and magazine in India.
Towards the end of meeting Chief Guest Mr Aamir Diwan expressed his observation about meeting and recited his poem. Dr. (Mrs.) Navniit Gandhi in her presidential note expressed her feeling about Dr. APJ Kalam and presented her poem 'Kisaan (The farmer)'.
The meeting concluded with the president of the forum Umesh Sharma giving a note of thanks to all the members for their active participation. All the members conveyed their thanks to Umesh Sharma and Mrs. Manju Sharma for their hospitality.