Writers Forum, Kuwait organized a New Year session on 8 January at the Salmiya residence of the President of the forum, Umesh Sharma and was presided over by English story and poetry writer Rajesh Verlerkar. During this session, writers and poets presented their best works on various national and social issues. Hindi and Marathi writer, Chhaya Athalve was the chief guest of the evening. The event was conducted by General Secretary Tajwer Sultana.
The story session began with a story by budding writer, Nazneen Ali, titled ‘Khushnaseebya Badnaseeb’, a story based on a girl child, followed by Chhaya Athalve who read out a story titled ‘Nukkad Natak’ based on corruption.
The poetry session featured poets reciting poems that touched on social and national issues with an aim to draw attention towards the social and emotional crisis of the society. All members including Rajiv Athavale and Dr. (Ms.) Sabiha Bilgrami, appreciated the Hindi couplet recitation by Sunil Sonsi, which was written for his Fouji friend.
Mr. Umesh Sharma, Ms. Tajwer Sultana and Mr. Ravin Singh recited Hindi poems while Afroz Alam, Sayeed Nazar Kadapawi, S. Qamar Minto and Kamal Ansari recited Urdu poetry. Mohan Singh read out an English poem ‘Father’ on behalf of his daughter Praminder Kaur.
The Chief Guest Ms. Athalve concluded the program by sharing her thoughts on the evening’s proceedings. The President, Mr. Verlekar read out an inspiring poem about the nation, and showed appreciation for the creative work of the members.