Eminent Poets of national repute enthralled the audience at the 10th All India Mushaira, the prime and concluding event of Mohan Lal Bhaskar Art and Theatre Festival-2017, held at Vivekananda World School, Ferozepur on Saturday evening.
The arena was packed with distinguished guests hailing from different regions and different spheres ranging from Indian Military to bureaucrats besides youth in large number.
Arpit Shukla, IG, Jalandhar who is also patron of MLB Foundation, Major General Rajesh Kundra, Chanda Kundra , Sumer Singh Gurjer, divisional commissioner Ferozepur and Faridkot, Kamal Kishore Yadav, Ramvir, DC Ferozepur, Brig. Narinder Singh Kadiyan, deputy general officer in command, Golden Arrow Division, Brig Rathi, Bhupinder Singh Sidhu, SSP Ferozepur, Brig. H.S.Jaggi and Brig Rathi graced the occasion.
Shruti Shukla, on behalf of MLB foundation welcomed all the guests in the event while S.N.Rudra, gave vote of thanks.
The stage was further graced by a galaxy of Urdu poets including Janab Nafas Ambalvi,Janab Tarkash Pardeep,Janab Vipul Kumar,Janab Nadeem Shaad,Janab Nashir Naqvi, JanabAltamash Abbas, Janab Adil Rashid , Janab Ahmad Alvi, JanabRitaz Maini, Janab Musaver Firozpuri, Janab Tarif Faraz and Janab Shiv Sharan Bandhu who bound the audience with their amazing couplets.
Mohinder Ashq, through his magical couplets stole the show and received a standing ovation.
The beauty of the evening was not only just Urdu poetry. But carrying on the legacy of the motto of the Mohan Lal Bhaskar Foundation, the eminent personalities of the region were honoured including MLB Young Achiever Award to female cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, Literary award to Shiv Kumar Verma and Parmod Monga as Yog Guru.
The event was organised in the memory of former Indian spy in Pakistan, Mohan Lal Bhaskar, who, while working as an agent with Indian security agencies, intruded into Pakistan sixteen times, but was held on the 17th as a double-cross agent ditched him. He was awarded death sentence by a Pakistani court, but the higher court reduced it to fourteen years of imprisonment and he was repatriated under the Shimla agreement on December 9, 1974.
Later on, he narrated his experience in various jails of Pakistan in an autobiography `Under the Shadow of Bayonets and Bars’ which was awarded Saansad Sri Kant Verma National Award in 1989. The book was published in ten languages while its fourteenth edition in Hindi was also released last night.