The weekend delight
The weekends at Delhi are now all set to be more delightful as Delhi Tourism and Department of Arts, Culture and languages jointly brings to you the weekly festival Dilli Haat Utsav. Performances by different cultural institutions at all three Dilli Haats will feature every Saturday and Sunday. This festival is marked by diverse cultural programs and institutions like Sahitya Kala Parishad, Hindi Academy, Urdu Academy, Punjabi Academy etc. Cultural shows, which include musical performances, Kavi Sammela, Mushaira and dance performances, will be organised during the festival.
Marking the beginning of the festival on Saturday, Yousuf Khan Nizami performed qawali at Dilli Haat Janak Puri. Nizami rendered the popular qawali number, Alaah Hoo Allah Hoo. Urdu Poet’s Meet (Mushaira) was organised by the Urdu Academy at Dilli Haat Janak Puri yesterday. The six shayars of Urdu Poet’s Meet - Shahdat Ali Nizami, Seemab Sultanpuri, Javed Mushiri, Waris Warsi, famous Khatolbi and Mahera Begum performed at the festival. Dilli Haat, Pitampura witnessed a Kavi Sammelan by Hindi Academy on Saturday and Sanskritik Karyakram (cultural programme) by Sarang Arts on Sunday.
Sahitya Kala Parishad presented folk dances from Haryana and Rajasthan, followed by Bhangra and Gidda on Saturday at Delhi Haat, INA. On Sunday, folk dance from Manipur followed by Braj folk dance by Brij Lok Manch was presented.
The city is bound by a common cultural heritage and this heritage has found an expression in the weekly festivals at Dilli Haats. With a first of its kind idea, the huge venues of Dilli Haats will be a host to mesmerising cultural shows every weekend till March 31, 2015. Delicious and delectable food items from various cuisines in the country will be at your platter. An elaborate presentation and sale of handicraft and handlooms items will be accompanying to satisfy your shopping appetite as well.