Organised by Prabha Khaitan Basis in affiliation with Karma Basis, the pageant introduced collectively eminent writers, novelists, poets, and different artists.

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], January 12: The Aakhar Gujarat Festival, organised by the Prabha Khaitan Basis (PKF) in affiliation with Karma Basis to have fun Gujarat’s wealthy regional literature and arts, captivated audiences by showcasing the unrivaled vibrancy of the state’s linguistic and cultural heritage.

The Gujarat Aakhar Festival was strategically organised on Sunday, January 7, simply days earlier than the biennial Vibrant Gujarat International Summit 2024.

Held on the Sports activities Membership, the day-long pageant featured six participating periods, together with insightful panel discussions, enthralling poetry and storytelling, mesmerising performances, and charming showcases. Famend literary figures, esteemed artists, and icons converged to share their insights, offering an immersive expertise into Gujarat’s cultural panorama.

The pageant witnessed the participation of eminent dignitaries, together with Gujarati playwright, novelist and story author Madhu Rye, Pinakin Meghani, great-grandson of Jhaverchand Meghani, journalist, novelist and author Padma Shri Vishnu Pandya, Rogan artist Padma Shri Abdul Gafar Khatri, folklorist Padma Shri Joravarsinh Jadav, director Vijaygiri Bawa, actor Hiten Kumar, filmmaker and actor Sheetal Shah, and movie producer Vaishal Shah.

Prof. Tirthankar Rohadiya, retired IAS officer Vasant Gadhvi, poet Dalpat Padhiar, story author and novelist Dr Mavji Maheshwari, creator Dr Kanti Gor, and poet and youngster litterateur Kirit Goswami. The occasion additionally featured gala and soulful performances by folks singer Abhesinh Rathod, Bharat Bari & Akshay Patel, and Ravi Maru Music Staff.

Anindita Chatterjee, Government Trustee of Prabha Khaitan Basis, stated, “The Aakhar Gujarat Festival aimed to spotlight the wonder and depth of Gujarat’s wealthy historical past, language and tradition. By bringing collectively famend personalities and gifted artists from throughout the state, our objective was to encourage a deeper appreciation for the state’s linguistic historical past and encourage its continued exploration and development. We categorical our gratitude to all individuals for his or her overwhelming response and for making the pageant a powerful success.”

Priyanshi Patel, Founding father of Karma Basis, stated, “The Aakhar Gujarat Festival stands as a singular celebration, embracing varied dialects of the Gujarati language. As the one occasion of its sort in Gujarat, we’re pleased with curating and managing this esteemed occasion and contributing to enriching Gujarati literature. The occasion’s success showcases our dedication to cultivating a culturally vibrant group.”

Aakhar Gujarat Festival facilitated thought-provoking discussions exploring the essence of Gujarat’s regional languages, its evolving artwork varieties, and the enduring affect of its cultural heritage on society. The individuals engaged in significant dialogue, exchanged concepts and celebrated the distinctive literary and creative expressions that outline Gujarat’s id.

Aakhar Festival is aimed toward defending and selling regional languages throughout India, together with Rajasthani, Punjabi, Gurumukhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Maithili, Magahi, Odia, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and extra. It provides a singular platform for authors proficient in regional languages to intimately interact with a specialised viewers.

The Prabha Khaitan Basis joined fingers with Karma Basis, Ahmedabad to make the pageant a grand one. Karma Basis is devoted to sustainable growth and collaborates intently with communities to create tangible change by literature, schooling, cleanliness, girls empowerment, well being, and atmosphere.

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