On 8th November 2019, in Freiburg Germany, an “International Cultural Evening: Leave the Bubble, Come Together” took place in “Humboldtsaal”. The purpose of this event was to bring people from different cultures together and share their art-forms.
Organized once every year, this event usually comprises thirty or more artists from across ten or more countries. In 2019, from our community, Mr Vaidurya Pratap Sahi & Mrs Shruti Kishore Sahi took part in it and have read two poems.
The first poem titled “The Maulsari Tree” by Vaidurya Pratap Sahi and the second poem titled “Gandhi” by Rabindranath Tagore.
When asked about their interest in taking part in this event, the couple informed us, “It was necessary for us to talk about convergence in society along with the message of Gandhi about not fearing to dissent.”
Adding to their choices of poems, the couple even mentioned, “‘The Maulsari Tree’ narrates how modernization has changed everything around a tree located in a village while the tree just remains unchanged and is willing to serve those who sought it. On the other hand, the poem about ‘Gandhi’ talks as to how people shouldn’t bend to powers held by powerful institutions if they aren’t doing the right thing.”
With musicians, singers, poets, and narrators, these events have brought many artists and art lovers under one roof for years now. Hoping that more artists are welcomed and encouraged in the years to come, we on behalf of our team would like to thank the organizer - Monika Hermann.