KRITYA-2008 at Chadigarh from 14-16 Nov. 2008 An International Festival of POETRY was organised at Art Council, Chandigarh. Poets from 14 countries participated .
Names are:-Margus Lattik (Estonia),Rocio Gonzalez (Latin-America), Peter Waugh (England), John Siddique (Britain), Evelyn Holloway (Austria), Elisa Biagini (Italy), Odveig Klyve (Norway), Araceli Mancilla Zayas (Maxico), Uktamoy (Uktamkhon Kholdorova) (Uzbekistan), Triin Soomets (Estonia), Naim Araidi (Israel), Hanane Aad (Lebanon), Bjorn Gulbrandsen and Kari Klyve - Gulbrandsen (Norway), Dr. Nand Kishore Acharya, Ramakant Rath, Prof. K. Sachidanandan, Agraharara Krishna Murthy, Keki Daruwala, Udaya Narayana Singh, Kunwar Narayan, Surjit Patar, Chander Parkash Deval, Arun Kamal, Manglesh Dabral, Rukmani Bhaya Nair, Agnishekhar, Dilip Jhaveri, Mamang Dai, Jiban Narah, Robin S Ngangom, Vishwanath Partap Tiwari, Ajmer Rode, Mazhar Tirizi, Satyapal, Pardeep Kasani, Shambhu Badal, Rati Sexena, Dr. S S Noor, Shri Kikkri Narayan, Purnima Veaman, Vijaya Shankar , Shyamala Nair, Parminderjit, Dr. Vanita, Dr. Manmohan, Sukhwinder Amrit, Jaswant Deed, Swarnjit Savi, Devnit, Jaswinder, Neeru Aseem, Jaswant Zafar, Mohanjit and Santokh Singh Dheer (India)
Punjab being host state, took the previlliage to translate all poems of different languages into Punjabi. Each Poet recited in his own language, on the backlit screen same poem appeared in English and one of the host poets presented the Punjabi Translation of the same. I was given the opportunity to translate two poets Evelyn Holloway and Uktamoy. It was a wonderful experience for all. Here are some pictures of the festival.