Jashn-e-Rekhta is a celebration of the spirit and eloquence of Urdu. Organized annually in Delhi by Rekhta Foundation a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and promotion of Urdu language and culture. The Foundation operates www.rekhta.org, worlds largest online repository of Urdu poetry and literature. Jashn-e-Rekhta endeavors to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences from diverse backgrounds; and is a free public event, accessible to one and all.
The 3 day annual festival
aims to create the much required awareness and appreciation of a language born and evolved in the Indiansub-continent. It celebrates the multi-faceted nature of Urdu its beauty and versatility, as manifested through poetry, prose, drama, art, cinema and popular culture and includes performances, recitations, mushairas, panel discussions, debates, conversation on films, calligraphy workshop, Urdu Bazaar, Food Court and much more. The festival also provides a platform to Urdu lovers and enthusiasts to share their poetry and stories in various open forums. The Jashn also curates an Urdu Bazaar that offers a rare glimpse into the art and crafts inspired by the Urdu language and culture, as well as food festival
Aiwan-e-Zaiqa that lets the food lovers savor the grand feast of cuisines like Kashmiri, Awadhi, Hyderabadi, Mughlai etc.
Since its debut in 2015, Jashn-e-Rekhta has grown to become one of the largest literary and cultural events with a footfall of1,40,000visitors inits 3rd edition in Feb 2017. It sees participation from over 100 most distinguished writers, poets, artists, litterateurs, singers and acclaimed personalities from India and elsewhere.