The Cultural Highlight
The weekend witnessed a cultural treat at the all the three Dilli Haats in the Capital. The second week of the weekend festival Dilli Haat Utsav marked the next level of entertainment and fun.
Artistes from diverse backgrounds geared up to deliver a captivating performance at the three Dilli Haats that engrossed everyone. Dilli Haat, Janak Puri witnesses the Bhangra and Gidda dance performaces organised by Punjabi Academy on Saturday and Sunday’s evening was marked by the musical performance of Ashok Mastie (Glassi Fame). Dilli Haat, Pitampura saw the Maithli/Bhojpuri performances that captivated the audience. Dilli Haat, INA featured Urdu’s Poet Meet (Mushaira) by Urdu Academy on Saturday.
The six shayars of the meet were - Saleem Kashif, Sarfaraz Ahmed Sarfaraz, Sartaj Amrohvi, Samar Noorpuri, Qasir Sehswani and Rashid Baqui. Sunday witnessed performances by All Assamese Student’s Association, where folk songs and Assamese remix melodies delighted the audience.
Delhi, often termed as mini-India has found an expression to its heritage with these series of weekly festivals at all three Dilli Haats till 31 March, 2015. Delicious and delectable food items from various cuisines in the country are being served at your platter. An elaborate presentation and sale of handicraft and handlooms items will be accompanying to satisfy your shopping appetite.
Delhi Tourism and Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi have jointly brought this series of weekend festivals. Institutions like Sahitya Kala Parishad, Hindi Academy, Urdu Academy, Punjabi Academy etc. will be hosting cultural shows, that include celebrity performance, Mushaira (Urdu Poet’s Meet), musical performances, Kavi Sammela and dance shows. The utsav that started on 13 September attracted a large number of audiences at all three venues. The first week of the festival featured qawali show oranised by Urdu Academy and folk dances from Rajasthan that engrossed the audience present there. This initiative by Delhi Tourism is to make every weekend a happening weekend and also gives a platform to new and seasoned artistes to showcase their talent.