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jashn-e-rekhtaFor all Urdu-lovers, especially those based in Delhi, next weekend (Feb 12-14th) is one of jashn, the Urdu lafz for celebrations, as Jashn-e-Rekhta, a first of its kind Urdu festival held in India, comes back in its second edition with a whole plethora of interesting activities, sessions and speakers.

Jashn-e-Rekhta made its debut last year attracting over 15000 Urdu lovers from across India and the sub-continent. Over 60 poets, artists, novelists, litterateurs, journalists, lyricists from India and Pakistan participated in the festival, to take the audience on a journey of exploration of Urdu and its many-splendored facets.

The second edition is being held in the heart of New Delhi at the IGNCA [ Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts] , the hub of art and culture. Scheduled from 12th – 14th February 2016, the festival will celebrate the quintessential spirit of Urdu, its inclusive ethos, creative richness and linguistic heritage. For three mesmeric days, some of the Urdu’s finest poets, authors and artists will come together to bring alive Urdu’s lyrical beauty and resonating eloquence through live performances, panel discussions and interactive sessions.

The Jashn aspires to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds, both Urdu and non-Urdu speaking, in a vibrant, participative and festive ambience.

For more details on the schedule and speakers pls visit http://jashnerekhta.org/