Jashn-e-Rekhta 2015

<p>After the success of its website rekhta.org, Rekhta Foundation stepped into a completely new territory, something it had never explored before. Rekhta hosted its first-ever event in New Delhi - Jashn-e-Rekhta - a unique celebration of Urdu's inimitable beauty, its soul-stirring cadence and its lyrical splendour. </p><p>Organised in collaboration with the <strong>India International Centre (IIC)</strong> on the <strong>14th & 15th of March 2015</strong>, Jashn-e-Rekhta celebrated the quintessential spirit of Urdu, its inclusive ethos, creative richness and linguistic heritage. An open-for-all event, its two days of festivities saw some of Urdu's finest poets, authors and artists who came together to bring alive the magic of Urdu. </p><p>From melodious musical renditions, dastangoi and recitations to an enthralling mushaira, dramas, film screenings, panel discussions and interactive sessions , Jashn-e-Rekhta explored various genres of the language through diverse mediums. At the Jashn, one did not have to be an Urdu connoisseur to appreciate its timeless magnificence. Aspiring to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds, both Urdu and non-Urdu speaking, the celebration created a vibrant, participative and festive ambience.</p><p>Artists: Zia Mohyeddin, Javed Akhtar, Rana Safvi, Gopi Chand Narang, Salma Siddiqui, Munawwar Rana, CM Naim, Vidya Shah, Anwar Shaoor, Mohammed Alvi, Shamsur Rahman Farooqui, Muzaffar Ali, Irshad Kamil, Nandita Das, MK Raina and others.<br /></p><p style="margin-bottom:37px;padding:0px;box-sizing:border-box;font-family:Merriweather, serif;text-align:justify;letter-spacing:-0.45px;line-height:34px;font-size:16px;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;"><br />India International Centre<br />Gate No. 1, Janpath, New Delhi - 110011</p><h5 style="margin:9px 0px 10px 3px;padding:0px;box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:200;line-height:1.1;color:#999999;font-size:22px;font-family:Merriweather, serif;font-style:italic;letter-spacing:-1.05px;background-color:#ffffff;"></h5>