MLB Foundation holds 19th All India Mushaira in Ferozepur
Ferozepurk, December 1, 2023: The 19th All India Mushaira, hosted by the Mohan Lal Bhaskar Foundation in memory of the late Mohan Lal Bhaskar, echoed with enthusiastic expressions of respect for elders. This successful program took place late in the evening on Thursday.
Giving details, Prof.H.K. Gupta, Vice President, MLB Foundation said that the program started with the lighting of the lamp by Prabha Bhaskar in front of the portrait of Late Shri Mohan Lal Bhaskar.
Prabha Bhaskar, Patron-Joint Head MLB Educational Society and Foundation, Major General Sharon Yogi, General Officer in Command Golden Arrow Division, VK Meena, Principal Secretary, Government of Punjab Brigadier Pawan Bajaj, DIG Border Security Force, Virendra Aggarwal, District and Sessions Judge, Ferozepur, Rajesh Dhiman, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur, Lakhbir Singh, A.I.G. Counter Intelligence, Anumeet Hira Sodhi, Information Commissioner, Punjab, Nidhi Kumud, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Kishore Kumar, Retired District and Sessions Judge Ferozepur, Varinder Mohan Singhal, CA and Chairman Genesis Institute of Dental Science and Research, Sameer Mittal, Director, Bhagwati Lacto Pvt. Ltd., Ferozepur and Joint Chairman, Genesis Institute of Dental Science and Research, Colonel Anuj Antal and Colonel Puneet Kataria, Gurmandar Singh, PCS Sub Divisional Magistrate Ferozepur, Uchit Singhal, Sr. DOM Railway, Bhupinder Singh, DSP (D), Raj Kumar, DSP Vigilance, Lt. Col. Sanjeet Bhatt, Dr. Parveen Dhingra, Dr. Kamal Bagi, Dr. Sheel Sethi, Dr. Harsh Bhola, Rahul Mittal, Colonel Sanjeev Kataria, Deputy Commandant Gurpreet Singh Gill, Deputy Commandant Mithlesh Kumar,, Javed Akhtar, Amrik Singh, DPRO, Ferozepur, graced the occasion.
On this occasion, MLB Educational Society and Foundation honored Professor C.L. Arora to receive MLB Award-2023 (Lifetime Achievement Award for promotion of Art and Literature), Sant Baba Sukha Singh Ji (Sarhali Sahib) received MLB Award-2023 (Social Activist) and Sifat Kaur Samra to receive MLB Award-2023 (Youth Icon Award -game), Lakhbir Singh, A.I.G., Counter Intelligence MLB Award-2023 for (Anti-Drug Campaign) and Dr. S.N.Rudra honoured with MLB Award-2023 (for Promoting Human Values)
Ashir Sagar Bhaskar, the grandson of the late Mohan Lal Bhaskar, presented a poem dedicated to the elders and granddaughter Bhumija Bhaskar administered an oath to all the guests to spend time with their parents and elders and always respect them.
After this, when the famous poet Johar Kanpuri read his poetry, all the audience applauded a lot.
"Zamane Bhar main barhi ghar ki shan beti se, Mahekta rehta hai dil ka jahan beti se"
The poetry of Adil Rashid which enthralled the entire gathering was-
"Kam se kam jaate huye Mujse nigahe na badal, kal tujhe Mujhse koi kaam bhi parh sakta hai"
When poet Mahendra Ashk read his poetry, all the audience applauded a lot.
Teri yaadon ke jugnu bolte hain meri palko pe aasoon bolte hain, Abhi baaki hai rhori si shaarafat, Tabhi kuch log urdu bolte hain"
The poetry of Shahzada Gulrez which enthralled the entire gathering was- "Barfile paharo ke sawere jaisa, Iss shehar mein koi nahi tere jaisa,
"Siyah raat thi roshan chiraag koi na tha, magar hamare bhi daaman pe daag koi na tha"
During this Mushaira, Janab Nadeem Farrukh, Janab Rajesh Mohan, Janab Mukesh Aalam, Janab Varun Wahid and other poets mesmerized the audience with their compositions.
Gurtej Koharwala, Jhalkeshwar Bhaskar, Mehar Singh Mal, Amarjeet Singh Bhogal, Aman Deora, Ajay Tuli, Harmeet Vidyarthi, Santokh Singh, Shalinder Bhalla, Charanjit Sharma, Dr. Harsh Bhola, Dr. Naresh Khanna, Rakesh Sharma, Kamal Dravid, Vikram Sharma, Surinder Goyal, Mr. Naresh Sharma, Mr. Vikas Mittal, Amrik Singh, Vipan Sharma, Paramveer Sharma, A.K. Sethi, Sapan Vats, Deepak Singla, Darshan Singh, Mahima Kapoor, Shipra Arora, Shivangi and Gurpreet Singh played important roles in successfully organizing the above function.
Chairman of Vivekananda World School, Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar wholeheartedly welcomed the chief guests, poets and other dignitaries who came to the Mushaira.
It is noteworthy that this event was organized in the memory of former Indian spy Mohan Lal Bhaskar, who had infiltrated Pakistan sixteen times while working as an agent with Indian security agencies, but on the 17th visit due to double-crossing the agent, he was apprehended by Pakistan. Later he was sentenced to death by the Pakistani court but under the Shimla Agreement on 9 December 1974, Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan, with his continuous efforts, got Mohan Lal Bhaskar returned to his country.
He later wrote his stories in various jails of Pakistan in his autobiography "I was an Indian spy in Pakistan", which was awarded the Sasand Shrikant Verma National Award in 1989 and the book was published in ten different languages.