Congratulations to Ragini Seth and the India Society of Worcester for
bringing a refreshing one of a kind entertainment on Saturday, April
26th with poem recitals of three well-known Hindi poets of India.
Starting at 6 PM, the India Center in Shrewsbury thundered with
non-stop laughter and applause for three hours with the wholesome
entertaining performance by Dr Sunil Jogi, Dr Suresh Awasthi and Shri
Gajender Solanki in a combination of rip-roaring humor, political
satire, and heart rending patriotic theme. The poems contained a
plethora of critical remarks in different genre of parody, satire,
patriotism and Intellectualism, covering all walks of life. The poets
presented a vivid picture of the society and poked fun with their witty
compositions mixed with deep humor and delectable satire on topics
ranging from Indian and American politics to comical human tendencies
to human emotions, family life, religious beliefs and social issues to
evergreen Laloo ji, Mallika Sherawat, and husband-wife relationships,
leaving everyone laugh to their heart’s content. They infused intellect
and idiocy in their rendition with such deft and dexterity that the
result was a sheer delight. That life’s simple situations and going-ons
in the world can be so funny was ably reflected in their renditions.
jovial verses on love between a simple farmer and a heiress by Dr. Jogi
to more serious ones on motherland and martyrdom by Shri Solanki and
more memorable ones by Dr. Awasthi, the show was well coordinated and
executed by the trio to keep the mood and momentum. It was full of
brain storming fun and bursting laughter from beginning till end and
was the most hilarious Kavi Sammelan in the history of Boston. This was
an evening that nobody in India Center will forget. The program started
with a welcome note by Ragini Seth and a short introduction of poets by
Alok Misra. Dr Sunil Jogi was the master of ceremony who successfully
conducted the stage and effortlessly bonded with the audience. The
event was concluded with a Thanks note by Ragini Seth. The audience
were delighted and were all praise of the poets for the moment of
happiness in a lovely blend of poems that not only enthralled them but
enriched them on various sensitive issues. They loved the event and
wanted more of such par-excellence entertaining events in the future.
In reminisce, these events wake up a proud India in us and tell us that
we must keep our culture alive even after coming away from our country.
Kavi Sammelan in Boston was part of 15-city marathon tour of the United
States and Canada organized by the International Hindi Association in
its continuing service to Indian culture and studies for over quarter
of a century (visit www.hindi.org).
The tour from March 27 to April 27 covered Dallas, Cincinnati, Oklahoma
City, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington DC, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit,
Cleveland, Boston, New York, and Toronto.
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