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Charity Preservation of Culture
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Rekhta is a movement to preserve and promote the rich literary and cultural heritage of Urdu by availing technology and social media platforms as well as by celebrating its versatility and splendour through live events and festivals.
Rekhta Foundation, a non-profit organization, operates a free online resource www.rekhta.org - world's largest website and resource for Urdu poetry and literature and presents more than 2000 poets and with over 25,000 Ghazals and Nazms from the thirteenth century to the present day in three scripts—Persian, Devnagari, and Roman. The website has the unique feature of an in-built glossary that provides the meaning of every word at just a click. It also has over 8000 audios and videos of poets and ghazal singers. Rekhta digitizes Urdu literature, both poetry and prose, in order to preserve rare and popular Urdu books. To this end, there are about 20,000 e-books and magazines across genres, available on the website. Rekhta has been founded by Mr. Sanjiv Saraf, an entrepreneur and a poetry lover.
Jashn-e-Rekhta, a festival that celebrates Urdu, will be the third edition of the festival. Since its debut in 2015 in New Delhi, it has grown to become one of the largest literary and cultural events with an attendance of 85000 visitors in 2016.
The 3 day festival will host various discussions and performances including Dastaangoi, Recitations, Musical rendition, Mushaira, Qawwali, Film screenings and a lot more infused with love for Urdu literature, poetry and music. Adding to the conviviality, an outdoor fete will also be hosted including book exhibition, calligraphy art, artefacts, food court and more.
The last 2 years of JeR have witnessed participation from doyens of Urdu literature as well as prominent names from the film, music and TV fraternity.
The objective of Rekhta is to highlight the secular character of Urdu and to promote and disseminate Urdu literature, especially Urdu Poetry, to a global audience having roots in our sub-continent, particularly those not conversant with the Urdu script.
Rekhta does not engage in for-profit activities and any support will help us ensure that the festival continues to remain free and open to all.