Poets Remembered Ex. Minister DP Yadav’s Freedom Fighter Father MahashayTejpal at KaviSammelan

Noida (India), August 22: As the final leg of the AzaadiKaAmritMahotsav campaign, ‘MeriMaati, MeraDesh’ campaign is being run across the country by the Government of India to pay homage to the freedom fighters. Under this campaign, a National KaviSammelan and Mushairawas organized at Yadu Public School, Sector- 73, Noida in the memory of freedom fighter MahashayTejpal Singh.

Freedom fighter MahashayTejpal Singh ji was a resident of Sarfabad village of Noida. A large part of MahashayTejpal Singh’s life was spent in freedom struggle. He participated prominently in ‘Bharat ChhodoAandolan’ under the leadership of Gandhiji and was lodged into Bulandshahar jail for his participation and support to this movement. Being an AryaSamaji, Mahashayji had a deep connection with literature and culture. The residents of the Sarfabad village share with pride that during the freedom movement, Mahashayji used to recite Alha, patriotic songs and stories and poems of prominent freedom fighters to the residents of the village. Whole life of Mahashayji was spent serving the village and the society.

MahashayTejpalji’s son and former MP and minister DP Yadav also recited his poems in the KaviSammelan. While reciting poems, DP Yadav also remembered his father and told that “MahashayJi had a deep connection with poems. He used to recite poems to us on different subjects every day. Patriotism and nationalism was the favourite subject of his poems. I know that I am not a great poet, but all the poems that I could write till date is only due to the poems that I heard from my father in my childhood.

DP Yadav also mentioned his friendship with famous poet Gopal Das Neeraj and shared how former PM Chandra Shekhar and AtalBihariVajpeyee appreciated him for his writings. Recently, a compilation of DP Yadav’s poems ‘WaqtSakshiHai’, published by VaniPrakashan, New Delhi, was released at the World Book Fair.

In this National KaviSammelan and Mushaira, many renowned poets of the country like TahirFaraz, Dr. Vishnu Saxena, AkilNomani, Dr. Dinesh Raghuvanshi, Dr. Kirti Kale, ArjunSisodia, MumtazNaseem, Dr. Rajeev Raj, Dr. Sonrupa Vishal, AlokYadav etc. participated and paid tribute to the freedom fighters through their poems and ghazals. The program was presided over by TahirFaraz and anchored by Dr. Dinesh Raghuvanshi. A large number of audience were also present in this programme.