The 18th Safdar Hashmi Memorial is being observed on Monday, 1st January, 2007 at Vithal Bhai Patel House Lawns from 1.30 p.m. onwards. This year the 150th anniversary of the 1857 Revolt will be commemorated.
An exhibition on the 1857 Revolt will be inaugurated which will travel to different parts of the country through the year. The theatre group Act One will perform a street play on 1857 Revolt and celebrated modern dancer Astad Deboo will choreograph a special piece for the occasion. Anees Azmi and Bahroop will recite from Rahi Masoom Raza’s long, forgotten poem on 1857 written in 1957 as well as read from Ghalib’s letters on the Revolt.
A special planner for the year 2007 and a specially designed booklet on 1857 will be released.
Other artists who will perform include Navtej Johar, Meeta Pandit, Rekha Raj, Vidya Shah, Ruchika and Deepak Castelino, Anupriya, Jasbir Jassi, Madan Gopal Singh and Rabbi Shergill.