17th All India Poetess Conference

Chandigarh – 17th All India Poetess Conference held in Chandigarh on 9 to 11 November 20217. Punjabi poetess from abroad also participated. Punjab Sahit (Literatue) Academy interviewed Surjeet Kalsey, please click the link –



Surjeet Kalsey Reading Poetry Today from Her New Book – “REFLECTIONS ON WATER”




Today is April 20, 2018/Poetry Month’s Poetry Reading








Friday, April 20 / 6:30- 8:30PM

City Centre Library Surrey/Room 200

Hosted by Surrey Poet Laureate: RENEE SAROJINI SAKLIKAR




30 JANUARYGandhi

A spirit of India, Bapu was assassinated  on 30 January 1948,  just six months after India won independence. The preacher of non-violence was shot dead with brutal violence: an idea of non-violence never dies.

2nd October: GandhiJayanti

Gandhi Jayanti: 2 october 2017
October is the month of  reminding ourselves to stop violence against anyone especially against women and children. Let us work together to end violence and abuse in our society and make it worth living with love, respect and dignity. 


Rabindra Nath Tagore with the Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi

 2nd October: Gandhi Jayanti     2 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ:  ਗਾਂਧੀ ਜੈਯੰਤੀ

ਜੀੳੁ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਾ ਹੋਵੇ,  ਜੀੳੂਣਾ ਸਿਖੋ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਨੇ ਸਦਾ ਰਹਿਣਾ ਹੋਵੇ – ਮਹਾਤਮਾ ਗਾਂਧੀ

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn to live as if you were to live for ever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2nd  October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti – Mahatma Gandhi ji Birthday 2nd October 1869 in Porbunser Kathiyawar, Gujarat India. Gandhiji was a pioneer of Non-violence and firm believer in practicing non-violence in his life, in his thoughts, in his struggle which played a significant role in achieving independence for India from British rule.

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India celebrated on 2nd October. This day is celebrated in the honor of the birthday of the Father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji. Internationally this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of total non-violence.
All the businesses,  institutions, organizations and schools, throughout India remain closed on 2nd October to mark the National holiday. Special colourful cultural event are organized at various places and in every state especially at Raj Ghat, New Delhi where Gandhiji was cremated.

People say prayers, pay homage and remind themselves to follow the path of non-violence  and peace and sing Gandhiji’s favorite song

“Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pavan Sita Ram …” in Gandhi ji’s memory.

Gandhi ji’s words are with us to guide the world.





12th. International Writers’ Festival-India
(An international Conference of Poets, Writers & Scholars)
(23-24 October, 2018, Indore (Madhya Pradesh)-India