Writers’ Forum Kuwait conducts monthly meeting
At the monthly meeting of the Writers’ Forum, Kuwait (WFK) held at the residence of Ali Chougle and Maimuna Chougle on the May 26, 2017, some very insightful and beautiful wordsin poetry and prose, were presented by its members. The beauty not only lay in the content which had depth and provoked the listeners to think, but it also lay in the linguistic variety thereof.
The meeting started with a note of thanks by Maimuna Chougle, the newly elected President of the forum. She, on behalf of the newly elected Executive Committee of the forum, conveyed heartiest thanks to all the members of the forum for showing their confidence in them and also assured to put all the efforts to come up to their expectations. All the members, in turns, welcomed the new Executive Committee and communicated their wholehearted support.
While the evening was presided over by Umesh Sharma; the former President and one of the founder members of the forum, the Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr Navniit Gandhi. The meeting was steered by Rajesh Verlekar; General Secretary of the Forum. In the first session, Rajesh Verlekar presented his short story ‘A Memorable Chilled Evening’ and Tushar Mishra presented ‘Aap Beeti Kahani’ wherein both of them re lived their old memories.
The second session comprised the recitation of poetry by Dr Arvind Raina, Umesh Sharma, Chhaya Athavle and Sunil Sonsi (Hindi), Sayeed Nazar Kadapavi, Afroz Alam, Ameeruddin Ameer, Ibrahim Sangeraja, Maimuna Ali Chougle, Nazneen Ali and Sabir Omer Galsulkar (Urdu) and Satya Narayan (Tamil). Another former member-Parminder Kaur’s poem in English was recited by her fatherMohan Singh. Others who were present included Ravin Singh, Rajeev Athavale and Ali Chougle
The Chief Guest Dr Navniit Gandhi weaved her sentiments beautifully into words and expressed her happiness at the WFK’s success in bringing and keeping together the languages and poets of all seasons. She, then, recited a beautiful poetry in Hindi. Umesh Sharma who was presiding over the evening, also expressed his elation and contentment, while listening to all the members. He too recited a gripping poem in Hindi. The host -Ali Chougle and Maimuna Chougle were thanked for the gracious hospitality.