HOME :: Our Mission is to educate, entertain and invoke critical thinking in creating a cohesive environment to work, socialize and function effectively through the medium of Poetry. Our purpose is to establish a new stream of Pluralism poetry in Urdu and Hindi languages - indeed, it is the 2nd most spoken language in the world. Mike Ghouse, Foundation for Pluralism, Studies in Pluralistic societies

Monday, June 24, 2013

A purposeful poetry session in Hindi-Urdu languages on Pluralism

It is a purposeful event to build cohesive societies where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. At this point in time, it is merely a small step in planting the seeds of harmony in our approach to life through the medium of poetry, but it is a giant leap for the Urdu-Hindi speaking communities, nearly a fourth of the world population.

This is the final announcement, all the previous announcements are superseded by this announcement. No other information is valid, other than in this link:

URL - http://urduhindimushaeraonpluralism.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-purposeful-poetry-session-in-hindi.html

25 items will be presented in the session on the theme of pluralism, along with anecdotes to make the whole program meaningful. 

When: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Theme: Pluralism
Languages: Hindustani, i.e., Urdu and Hindi
Refreshments: Tea and Pakoras

Where: Richardson Civic Center
Address: 411 W. Arapaho Road,
City: Richardson, TX 75080
Site: http://UrduHindiMushaeraonPluralism.blogspot.com
Limited seating, RSVP : ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com

Program team: Desi alphabetical order: A G Chini, Amin Tirmazi, Anand Punjabi, Dr. Harbans Lal, Irfan Ali, Javed Gill, Mike Ghouse, Noor Amrohvi,  Dr. Qaiser Abbas and Dr. Raghunath Singh. 

Live broadcaster: FunAsia 
Photographer: Zia Khan 
Filmmaker:  Vijay Gurow

Live web broadcast:  for audience outside of Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex by FunAsia, and as such, we will start on time. We request you to be on time.

Documentary: this event will be filmed, edited and shaped as a documentary on pluralism

Book : A booklet with the poetry on pluralism will also be published after the event, subject to funding. 

Sponsors:  Dr. Basheer Ahmed, Shri DD Maini, Desi Roots school of Indian Music and Hindi language classes by Anand Punjabi,  Farooq Wazir Ali, FunAsia Center, Irfan Ali, Javed Samuell Gill, Mani Rahman of Rahman Financials,  Mike Ghouse, Dr. Qaiser Abbas,  and you... 

Budget: Under $2000

Copy of Film and Book:  if you wish to receive a copy of each, please donate the amount to defray the cost of printing and shipping at http://americatogetherfoundation.com/donate/ 

Website:  If we receive enough donations, or some one sponsors, a website will be organized to communicate pluralism in Urdu and Hindi languages in three scripts - Roman English, Hindi and Urdu.   

Long term Plan: It is a ten year plan, we hope that the theme will become a common household theme in the years to come. One day, it will be reflected in most movie songs, Kavi Sammelans' and Mushaera's - and gradually germinate into other languages. A decade from now, you can take pride in seeding a thought that you invested in nurturing a culture of inclusiveness, co-existence and pluralism. Would you be willing to propagate this idea? 

Who does not want to live in a world where there is less conflicts and more acceptance? Shouldn't we do something about it? Here is one such small step. 


A. Be on time
B. No conversations when poets are reciting or speaking
C. No stepping out or in when the poet is reciting his or her poetry
D. No edibles inside the hall, except bottle water
E. Program is divided into two segments with a 10 minutes break in between
F. All the poets will keep within the time limit

G. You are welcome to wear your traditional clothing of any region
H. The program is being broadcasted live and filmed as well.

I. Please keep your cell phone on vibration, if it is critical walk out and talk.
J. Just respect others time by being on time and respect others need to be quiet.

Thank you

This is an initiative of America Together Foundation and Foundation for Pluralism committed to building cohesive societies. Thank you.

Mike Ghouse, President
America Together Foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234
(214) 325-1916

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