A number of renowned poets from across the country will participate in the 21st RashtriyaKaviSammelan scheduled to be held here on the eve of Republic Day it was announced today.
Advocate B L Sharma, the organiser of the Sammelan said the event has been jointly organised by the Hindi BashikEkta Parishad and Rajastani Seva Samiti.
The Sammelan will be held at Ram Ganesh GadkariRangayatan on January 25 (Saturday) from 7 pm to midnight.
Senior advocate and MP Ram Jethmalani will inaugurate the event. Thane Police Commissioner K P Raghuvanashi, Thane District Collector P Velrasu and Justice (Rtd) JayatChitre of the Bombay High Court will be the chief guests for the function.
The prominent poets who will present their works include HariomPawar (Meerut) PradeepChoubey (Gwalior); SurendraDubey (Raipur); VinuMahendra (Mumbai); Dileep Sharma (Pune); and Anamika Jain Ambar (Meerut).
The KaviSameelan will be compered by SashikantYadav (Devas, MP).
Organisers said that three awards will be given away on the occasion.
The first award SahityaRatnaPuraskar–given in memory of noted poet Dr HarivanshraiBachchan, will be handed over to eminent literary figure Suryaban Gupta.
Saheed Lt Abhay Parikh of Jaipur will be given the MaharanaPratapShouryaPuraskar while the ChattrapatiShivajiMaharajGouravPuraskar will be given to Krishna Patil, who scaled the Everest at the age of 19, the youngest woman in the country, to have achieved this feat.
Thane Mayor Harishchandra S Patil, CIDCO Chairman PramodHindurao, Dr Ramnivas Central Excise Commissioner, Joint Police Commissioner Bipin Kumar Singh, MLA RajanVichare, MLA Advocate ChintamanWanga, AjitabhBachchan (industrialist), PremShukla (Editor, DopaharKa Samna) and AdvYeshwantMhaskar (President, Thane District Courts Bar Association) will also be present on the occasion.