Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi the prime body of Indian writers and scholars organised two Punjabi Poetry Programmes in Kolkata.The first function was on 27th March 2009 in Sahitya Akademi Auditorium in Jeevan Tara area. Dr. Ram Kumar Mukhopadhya welcomed the poets and audience. Dr. Sunil Gangopadhya inaugurated this function. Dr. Sutinder Singh Noor presented the Punabi poets Dr. Manmohan, Neetu Arora, Dr. Surjit Patar, Dr. Vanita and Jaswant Zafar one by one. The poets presented the English / Hindi translation of their selected poems.
In addition to Hindi translation of two poems, I recited English versions of three poems translated by Prof. Niranjan Tasneem.
The second function was in Khalsa English School on 28th March 2009. Dr. Deepak Manmohan Singh introduced the poets, Dr. Rawail Singh coducted the programme. Dr. Vanita, Jaswant Zafar, Manmohan, Sadhu Singh Shudrak, Neetu Arora, Devinder Kaur and Surjit Patar recited their poems. Nachhatar presented his Punjabi short story. Dr. Sutinder Singh Noor Presided over the function. Dr. Ram Kumar Mukhopadhya proposed vote of thanks.