Know Your Artists: Jashn-E-Manipal

After yet another soulful rendition of Irshaad, the Hindi Literature Event of Revels, Goonj has been hard at work on the 2nd edition of their signature event! Dialing back the clock to a year ago, this event spawned the otherwise mundane population of Manipal into sitting up and taking notice of the beauty of poetry and prose that seeped out of the world around. This influx of literary intuition continued with more association with other events of this nature transcending barriers of language and reflecting in events such as Daan Utsav, and even the Revels Proshow this year!

The first Jashn-E-Manipal was the first of its kind. An event that was never before seen in Manipal. The second doesn't disappoint with Shambhu Shikhar - the Hasya Kavi returning for a 2nd performance and the infamous Prakhyat Mishra accompanying to enthrall the audience with his wit and humour!

The Hindi Literary and Debating society of Manipal is back with the largest Kavi Sammelan of South-West region of Karnataka, Jashn-E-ManipalThis year we have, Shambhu Shikhar and Prakhyat Mishra, sharing the stage with the finalists of Irshaad!

Chaliye, chalte hai ek safar par, jipar milenge inn kavio se aur jaanenge inke baare mai.

Shambhu Shikhar ji toh hai hi kamal! Sabse aage rehta hai desh videsh ke samacharo mai inka gyan!

Born in Bihar, this Hasya Kavi is well known for his simple poems, which are not just hilariously humorous and satirical but also have a positive motivation for the whole society. Shambhu Shikhar has achieved the status of semi – finalist in the well renowned TV show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – 3. Articles, poems and satires by him are published in various magazines and newspapers. He also has a regular column in sociopolitical magazine Sopan-Step. Sahtya Shikhar Samman, Sahityik Kriti Samman, Bharatendy Harishchand Puraskar are just some of the few awards which we can list for such a great artist.

Jawano ka kare samaan, Prakhyat Mishra hai uska naam

This Lucknavi Kavi is well known for his Hinduwadi and Patrotic poems. The main reason for Prakhyat Mishra‘s popularity is the intense manner he employs in his recitations that captivates his audience and enthralls them. He is a rising star in the Hindi Kavi Sammelan, with more than 200 stage performances. All his performances have a main theme of patriotism which cover the historical and current issues. Now that’s a Kavi we certainly want to hear!

Ansthapak hai ye Goonj ke, likhte hai bahut khubsurati aur sujh bujh se

Nikhil Singh is the founder of Goonj. He was one of the runner up of Mr. Unmaad 2017 at IIM Bangalore. He was also the former president of Goonj. He has also received a certificate of appreciation from ‘Akhil Bhartiya Sahitya Parishad – Karnataka’

Ye kavi bhi hai ek sansthapak goonj ke, bolte hai jab ye toh rongte khade ho jaate hai sabke

Utkarsh Kumar is another founder of Goonj. He was the former literary head of the club and has also received a certificate of appreciation from ‘Akhil Bhartiya Sahitya Pariahad – Karnataka’

Jaane jaate hai ‘Sher of Goonj’ se, kamal ke vyakti hai ye milkar toh dekhiye inse

Nishit Singh Chauhan is the current literary head of Goonj. He was Mr. Unmaad 2018 and winner of Kissa Kaviyon Ka at Unmaad 18, IIM Bangalore. To add to his achievements, he was the winner of Irshaad in Revels’17!

Safar hota hai yahi samaapt,

Asha hai aapko mila hoga kuch gyan,

Inn kavio ke baare mai,

jo karnege aapke samne kamal.

Manoranjan toh hoga aapka bhapoor,

Jaanege aur seekhenge bhi bahut kuch,

Bas ek kaam karna hoga aapko apne aap,

Aaiyega Jashn-E-Manipal mai apne mitron ke saath!