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ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Hindi Association, in collaboration with International Hindi Association, once again brought people together to appreciate poetry that cuts across all borders of age, class and nationality.
The number of people who thronged Berkmar High School on April 29 evening proved that the Hasya Kavi Sammelan was an eponymous success.
The legendary names of Padmashri Dr. Sunil Jogi, Gajendra Solanki and Sudeep Bhola in contemporary Hindi realms served as beacons to attract Atlanta literati to come and enjoy the laughter riot. Over 500 people enjoyed the show this year.
The insane, infectious laugh-A -Thon began with 6-plus-feet tall Sudeep Bhola. He explained how professional habits die hard and how he stayed faithful to being a poet even during his wedding ceremony in a sing-song, tell-tale fashion. Funny parodies on socio- political issues in his overly soulful voice kept the audience enthralled with continuous kicks of laughter.
Gajendra Solanki, had a different brand of humor and floored the listeners as he recited his poetry with a punch of everyday humor.
Dr. Sunil Jogi was a true charmer and befits the metaphor of a crowd-puller. As a poet of note and repute he entertained with his long-winded rhythmic poems on various issues. His subtle and not-so subtle jibes on the institution of marriage charmed men and women alike.
The Hasya Kavi Sammelan this year was a well-organized event with great attention to detail.
The event was supported by Shiv Mandir Of Atlanta, BAJA Atlanta, Agarwal Samaj of Georgia, Dr Deepak Das and Shilpi Das, Dr. Shalini Pandey, BM Yadav, Kaushal Tripathi, Dhananjay Gupta, Indian Bazaar and Shivam Grocery.
The memorable event culminated with Raffle drawing and prize distribution.