Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Alhar Bikaneri remembered

The 74th birthday function of humourous poet late Alhar Bikaneri was organised today at Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi. Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the Chief guest and the function was presided over by Prof. Ashok Chakardhar, Vice President of Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Government of India. Media Advisor to Haryana Chief Minister Mr Shiv Bhattia, former Haryana Minister Mr Subhash Batra, well-known literary figure and former MP Mr Udai Pratap Singh and well-known literary figure Dr Kunwar Bechain, besides a number of friends, poets and admirers of Alhar Bikaneri were present at the function.

At the very outset, the poet Pawan Dikshit recited the poem ‘Data Ek Ram’ written by Alhar Bikaneri. After that a  short film prepared by Chirag Jain was  screened, in which Alhar Bikaneri was shown presenting his poetry at the  Kavi Sammelans.

Udai Pratap Singh spoke about different facets of the poetry of Mr Alhar Bikaneri and urged upon the Haryana Government to bring out a Reference Book on Mr Alhar Bikaneri, who belonged to Haryana.

Full report here Indianews

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