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

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Exciting update on Urdu Hindi Mushaera on Pluralism

Please scroll down to see 4 other messages to get a complete picture of the event. Thank you.

Who does not want to see a community or a nation, where you and I don’t have to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other? In Hindi and Urdu the closest words are वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम, अनेकान्तवाद, Bahimiyat or تَکثیریت  संसक्त  समाजمعاشرہ  چسپندہ and in English it is Pluralism.

Our poets will capture that sentiment and express it in poetry format in Urdu and Hindi Languages.

Nothing will change if we don’t do anything about it. So, we are taking a small step in building cohesive societies. Together we can nurture a culture of acceptance of each other, it may take twenty years or a full generation to see the visible signs. But, at least we can feel good, that we were a part of the team that laid a good foundation for such societies.

It is exciting to see 16 poets have joined in to make a difference. This is the first of its kind in the world to focus entirely on Pluralism in culture, food, ethnicity, clothing, religion, politics and family. What does it mean? It is simply an attitude of respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God given uniqueness of each other.

We have limited seating, 35 seats left after counting the facebook, evite and email confirmations. I hope you find this event purposeful and would want to take it up as your own cause. You must rsvp to : ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com or contact any one of us listed below.

The event will be filmed, edited and presented as a documentary on Pluralism.  Thanks to Swagat TV for their support. FunAsia will broadcast the event live and hopefully DesiPlaza TV will be posting the pieces on YouTube. We hope to have a write up at Dallas Morning News and Huffington post appreciating our media.

We need a sponsor for chai/coffee, water, soda and snacks.

Everything you wanted to know about the program is at: http://urduhindimushaeraonpluralism.blogspot.com/

Everything you wanted to know about the program is at: http://urduhindimushaeraonpluralism.blogspot.com/

Thank you 
Irfan Ali (940) 565-1723 
Amin Tirmizi (817) 663-3786
Noor Amrohvi (972) 859-0647
Anand Punjabi (214) 499-2663
AG Chini (972) 978-7034
Javed Samuel Gill (214) 315-5253
Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916

PN: Two more updates will be sent before June 29, 2013 - If this appeals to you, please feel free to forward this to your friends who may have an interest in the topic.

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