INVITATION to URDU/HINDI SPEAKING FRIENDS
Saturday, June 29, 2013 – 8 PM – 11:00 PM
Unity of Dallas
To be our guest attendee.
To write a poem based on the theme of Pluralism
To recite your poem in the Musha’era/ Summelan
To be a volunteer
To be a sponsor
Selected poetry will be published in a booklet
If you want to bring a change to the society, be the propeller.
Hamariتہذيب (tehzeeb) ho, ya संस्कृति (sanskriti), we have always respected each other. However, that element of the culture is depleting and causing distrust and discomfort with each other. Can we let this happen? I hope not.
Poetry is one of the pillars of ourसभ्यता , تمدن and it is in our interest to leave a better world for our نسل, पुश्त or posterity. Indeed, we can revive that tradition.
Let us consciously work towards creatingसंसक्त समाज, معاشرہ چسپندہ or cohesive societies where no one has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other. The mere idea of thinking and writing such thoughts in our poetry is seeding the future; indeed, this is a small step, and hope it will become a giant leap for the Urdu/Hindi speaking populations of the Subcontinent, برِصغیر, महाद्वीप in building cohesive societies.
This program will be a model program to be placed on the world wide web, and seek publication in major Urdu/ Hindi media. With yourसहायता, تعاون and help, we can invite the giants of poetry in Hindi and Urdu to write the poems, if they are in Dallas, they can recite it as well.
Pluralism in one sentence is about respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God given uniqueness of each one of us. It involves building cohesive societies and creating an environment where no human has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.
You can choose a variety of topics inclusive of religion, humor, culture, food, language and day to day living. How do we get along respectfully with each other!
The poetry will be sensitive and respectful of every religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color and nationality. It’s a conscious step in advancing our culture of respecting each other’s uniqueness. The completed poetry must be in by June 15th to make it to the book.
We hope to place a book in the hands of every major poet,कवि and شاعِر. Indeed, this will be a small step, and hope it will become a giant leap for Urdu/ Hindi speaking populations in learning to respect and accept each other’s uniqueness.
We seek funding for this project and I hope you can fund it generously. You can make the check to America Together Foundation (foundation for Pluralism is its dba) or pay through credit card at: http://americatogetherfoundation.com/donate/
Shri D. D. Maini
Irfan Ali (940) 565-1723
Amin Tirmizi (817) 663-3786
Noor Amrohvi (972) 859-0647
America Together foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234
email: [email protected]