Uttejana a poet’s meet as a curtain raiser to the Goa Art and Literary Festival (GALF). I had peeked into the first event couple of months back and there were hardly ten members there. This time round the room was packed.
The theme poet was Gulzar, his poetry translated to English and then to Konkani the poems were recited. The organizers had taken the trouble that every person in the room rendered a poem even though some of them had ambled in like me.
The crowd was diverse in age though younger than thirty seem to rule the roost.
Each reader was definitely a Gulzar fan and had/ read him and internalized hits poems to quite an extent. The rendering came right from the heart.
The organizers were very meticulous the poems were printed in advance and most of the registered participants had received their poem in advance.
Some recitations that really enjoyed was Dr.Bhikkaji Ghanecar, Suveena Palekar and Nayana Ahalekar. Of course to me the best was Gautam Gaude who was totally lost in the poetry, he was experiencing every word that he was reciting.
Am glad tha GALF and, Konkani lekhakh sangh, Konkani Sahitya Akademi,and Saraswati Mandir have come out with this lovely idea. A great way to bring together a community of poetry lovers.
Follow up event
20th June Saraswati Mandir.sorry missed out on the time.