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Punjabi Poet Amarjit Chandan Receives the Anad Kav Sanman 2009

Posted in Articles, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on December 28, 2009

Chandan accepting award from Krishan Khanna (middle). Bhai Baldeep Singh (right).

India Islamic Cultural Centre Auditorium was a venue for an unusual celebration of the spirit of poetry, music and painting – a fusion of the folk, classical, sufi and gurbani traditions of undivided Punjab – to bring together poets, artists and musicians for a rendering of the poetry of Amarjit Chandan – the recipient of the Anad Kav Sanman, 2009 for his seminal contribution to Punjabi Poetry, and for bringing Punjabi Poetry on the International Scene.

The function began with a musical tribute to Baljit Kaur Tulsi by Rupinder Pal Kaur, who sang one of Tulsi’s poems in Raga Peelu.

Professor Namvar Singh, Hindi literary critic and Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University presided over the Award Ceremony and Krishan Khanna, the Painter, was the Chief Guest of the Second Anad Kav Tarang Festival, organized on the occasion of the conferring of the Award, instituted in the memory of  a Punjabi poet, Baljit Kaur Tulsi. The award, offered to eminent poets, includes a cash prize of Rs. 2.25 lacs, a citation, a silver plate and a turban. Anad Kav Sanman is unique in South Asia in the sense that it exclusively celebrates poetic excellence to honor the memory of a woman poet.

Read full article: amarjit chandan press release

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  1. swarn singh bains said, on January 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I HAVE ABOUT ONE THOUSAND PAGES OF POETRY AND i TRANSLATED SIREE GURU GRANTH SAHIB IN ENGLISH. Please contact me if you are interested.

  2. sourav894 said, on February 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    It’s pleasing to know that there are thinkers in my country keeping the great language alive. Even I’m a published Hindi poet. To catch a glimpse of my work, visit- http://souravroy.com/poems/

    Keep Walking…


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