Kew: Melbourne’s Autumnal evening turned into colours of Spring that continued late into the night.
In the Holi special Sahitya Sandhya, Chief Guest Tim Smith, Shadow Parliament Secretary, launched a book by Melbourne’s Rajendra Chopra at the Kew Library.
Harihar Jha introduced Rajendra Chopra and summarized the poetic compilation, “Samay sang Jeevan Rang”.
Dr Dinesh Srivastava spoke about contribution of Rajendra Chopra for Hindi Push Magazine.
Dr Subhash Sharma of Sahitya Sandhya emphasized the necessity of literary activities during the process of framing of Victorian government policies specific to the Indian community.
He also predicted that Hindi would be the second most spoken language of Indian community in Australia.
Dr Narendra Agarawal, President of Hindi Shikshaa Sangh also highlighted the achievements of Sahitya Sandhya and contributions made by Rajendra Chopra.
Several poems from “Samay sang Jeevan Rang” were also present.
Special Guest, Vasan Srinivasan, member Multicultural Council & Chair, Confederation of Indian Associations announced approval of an ethno-Indian nursing home in Noble Park, in view of the concentration of elderly Indian population.
Later many amateur and famous Melbourne-Indian poets presented verses on Holi creating a elegiac ambience which carried late into the night.
feature photo: L to R – Vasan Srinivasan, Subhash Sharma, Rajendra Chopra, Tim Smith, Harihar Jha