NEW DELHI: With the NDA government in power at the Centre, public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has found a unique way to celebrate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The broadcaster has planned a poetry session, where renowned poets would be asked to compose their poems on base lines taken from two well known poems of Vajpayee.
Officials told PTI that while the event will be held on Thursday, the show will be broadcast on Vajpayee's birthday on
"The public service broadcaster has invited 12 eminent poets from all over India for the Akhil Bharatiya Tarahi Kavi Sammelan on the occasion of Vajpayee’s birthday," an official said.
The poets will recite two poems, one which they will compose from the base line from the BJP veteran's poems and the other would be their own composition.
The base lines could be either be 'Kadam Milakar Chalna Hoga' or 'Aao phir se diya jalayien', both taken from Vajpayee's poems, the official added.
Among the poets, who are expected to taken part are Balswarup Rahi (Delhi), Yash Malviya (Allahabad), Dr Kirti Kale (Delhi), Satya Narayan (Patna), Alok Shrivastava (Delhi), Rajesh Raj (Gorakhpur), Chandni Pandey ((Kanpur), Vijay Manav
(Delhi), Narendra Dipak (Bhopal), Vinod Shrivastava (Kanpur), Naresh Shandilaya (Delhi) and Dinesh Raghuvanshi (Faridabad).