Port Blair, Nov. 13: As part of the ongoing Island Festival- 2019, a Hasya Kavi Sammelan was organized at the Dr. BR Ambedkar auditorium here yesterday. The Department of Official Language, A&N Administration organised the event. The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands & Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) as the chief guest inaugurated the Hasya Kavi Sammelan in the presence of the Adhyaksh Zila Parishad South Andaman, Mr. Subir Chander and senior officers of the A&N Administration. The Lt. Governor also spent some time listening to the compositions presented by the visiting poets.
The poets who recited poems on social life, politics, relationships, patriotism and other issues of the society included Mr. Sanjay Jhala (Jaipur), Dinesh Diggaj (Ujjain), Ashok Charan (Jaipur), Ajat Shatru (Udaipur) and Dr. Bhuvan Mohini (Indore). Renowned poet Mr. Sanjay Jhala moderated the Kavi Sammelan. Apart from presenting poems, Dr. Bhuvan Mohini paid obeisance to Maa Saraswati in the beginning of the Hasya Kavi Sammelan. Poems of humour, sarcasm and satire presented by poets from mainland delighted the audience present in the auditorium.
Earlier, the Secretary Official Language, Mr. Krishan Kumar welcomed the chief guest and the poets.