Jashn-e-Rekhta 2016


A Jashn, a celebration, a tribute. Rekhta Foundation presents Jashn-e-Rekhta, a unique festival celebrating Urdu’s inimitable beauty, its soul-stirring cadence and its lyrical splendor.

Jashn-e-Rekhta, a first of its kind Urdu festival held in India, made its debut in 2015 and attracted over 15000 Urdu lovers from across India and the sub-continent.
Over 60 poets, artists, novelists, litterateurs, journalists, lyricists from India and Pakistan participated in the festival, to take the audience on a journey of exploration of Urdu and its many-splendored facets.

The second edition is being held in the heart of New Delhi at the IGNCA [ Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts] , the hub of art and culture. Scheduled from 12th - 14th February 2016
the festival will celebrate the quintessential spirit of Urdu, its inclusive ethos, creative richness and linguistic heritage. 
For three mesmeric days, some of the Urdu’s finest poets, authors and artists will come together to bring alive Urdu’s lyrical beauty and resonating eloquence through live performances, 
panel discussions and interactive sessions.

The Jashn aspires to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds, both Urdu and non-Urdu speaking, in a vibrant, participative and festive ambience.

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS [IGNCA]
Gate No. 1, Janpath, New Delhi - 110011