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Poetry on South Bank Vatayan Annual Award Ceremony 2017
Fri 24 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
The Life time Achievement Award: Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi
The Annual Vatayan Poetry Award-2017: Dr Hari Om
The Culture Achievement Award: Ms Smitha Parikh
Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, is a revered and widely acclaimed poet, who has published Manonukriti, Aayu Pankh, Chirantan, Unmukta, Maun aur Shoonya and Nirmal Dohey’. Manonukriti has been translated and published into English as ‘The Images’.
Dr Hari OM, IAS, classically trained singer and a prolific writer, is well known for his ghazals. He has authored Socha na tha, jaana na tha, Yoon hi aise chalegi zindagi, and Khwabon ki hansi. He has also released two albums - Intisaab and Raushni ke pankh. Dr Om's poems display a fine irony and his experience of the world with entirely a new angle.
Smitha Parikh is a well-known actor-presenter, Director of Lit-o-Festival-Mumbai, is the presenter of the popular programmes - Bioscope, Cine-Satrangi and DD-Top Ten. The Chief Administrator of E-Bizz, she has also authored acclaimed poetry collections, Main panth niharoon and Nazmein intezar ki.
Chair: Baroness Flather, Trustee of Vatayan,
Special Guests: Ruth Padel, British poet and writer, Yogesh Patel, Editor of Skylark, Tarun Kumar, High Commission of India, Mira Kaushik OBE, Director of Akademi and Chair of Vatayan, and Divya Mathur, author and founder of Vatayan,
Compere: Dr Padmesh Gupta, author and founder of the UK Hindi Samiti.
Please note that this programme will be conducted in Hindi.
In collaboration with the UK Hindi Samiti.