Ujjain: “It’s improper to say that Indian tradition relies only on agreement and in fact an era of dis-agreement was also prevalent during the freedom struggle.” These views were expressed by noted poet and critic Ashok Bajpai during an interaction programme, which was organised by Abhinav Rangmandal, Ujjain and Raza Foundation, New Delhi to commemorate birth centenary celebrations of author Gajanand Madhav Muktibodh, at MP Institute of Social Science Research, here on Sunday.
Expressing his views on the topic, “Muktibodh ke Andhere-Ujale: Muktibodh hone ke jokhim”, Bajpai said that Muktibodh was an exceptional poet in the sense that he was a strong believer of self-criticism. “His nature, inclination and creation were different. There has been no poet like him before and after,” the litterateur observed.
Prior to it, Ashok Bajpai along with senior journalist from Delhi Om Thanvi inaugurated the event by lighting a traditional lamp before portraits of Goddess Saraswati and Muktibodh. Pilkendra Arora delivered the welcome speech. Shailendra Kumar Sharma conducted the proceedings while Sharad Sharma proposed a vote of thanks.