Birth anniversary celebration of Zaverchand Kalidas Meghani in Vadodara
Meghaniji is a prolific writer and the pride of Gujarati literature
Referring to Zaverchand Kalidas Meghaniji calling himself a child of the mountain, Minister of State for Home Affairs Pradipsinh Jadeja in Vadodara said that he is the ultimate pride of Gujarat and the promoter of Gujarati literature. He was an ardent journalist of his time and the touch of journalism made his literature very high quality and easy for a man to understand and enjoy. He ensured the permanent preservation of this glorious heritage by digging forests and mountains, reciting folk poems, folk songs, heroic stories, and putting them before the people, which is considered to be a great age work. Along with it he roared like a lion against the oppressive British through Sindhudo and other creations and also suffered imprisonment. He had a good vocal voice and Pujya Bapu and Guruvar Rabindranath Thakur enjoyed his songs.
The state government has organized taluka, district and state level programs and school, college and university level folk song competitions to celebrate the birth anniversary of Zaverchand Meghani.
The Home Minister inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Zaverchand Meghani organized by the Vadodara Office of Youth Services and Cultural Activities in collaboration with the District Administration, MS University and other institutions at the Medical College Auditorium.
Expressing the feeling that Meghani has infused the splendor of culture in his literary creations, the Home Minister, while referring to the 'Last bowl of poison' written by him while addressing Bapu at the Round Table Conference, said that his great personality is full of sensitivity, heroism and passion.
Informing that the king and people of Vadodara have made a remarkable contribution to the freedom struggle which can be traced back to the 19th century. He said that the nation must always remember the martyrdom of the martyrs of this struggle. That is why the Government of India and the State Government have made extensive arrangements for the celebration of Independence Amrut Parva and Meghani Jayanti.
The Minister added that the cottage in which Meghani stayed in Sabarmati Jail has been declared as Meghani Smarak. Meghani Sahitya Samput for libraries was distributed by the Minister and Sanat Pandya Kala Mandal sang Meghani songs on this ocassion.
Welcoming everyone at the beginning, Acting Chancellor of the MS University Professor NM Parmar said that the state government has done an excellent job by organizing a festival on the birth anniversary of eminent writer Zaverchand Meghani. The state government is constantly sensitive to building character in the youth and shaping the nation.
On this occasion Mayor Keyur Rokadia, MP Ranjan Bhatt, District Panchayat President Ashokbhai Patel, MLAs Jitubhai Sukhadia, Ketan Inamdar, Manisha Vakil, Shailesh Mehta, Seema Mohile, BJP city president Dr. Vijay Shah, Ashwinbhai Patel collector R. B. Barad, Commissioner of Police Shamsher Singh, Deans of various faculties and college students were present.The program featured a documentary depicting the rainbow colors of Meghani's inspiring life and five foreign research students studying at the university welcomed the Home Minister and MP.