Doordarshan's 'Once More' to highlight poetic richness of Lucknow

“In our culture, poets are seen as a guide, reflection of society who give new direction to everyone. Conceptualized by senior programme executive Atma Prakash Mishra, the show is all set to give desired respect to the city’s lost poetic culture. Art and culture of Lucknow has earned a new patron in Lucknow Doordarshan. In the programme, both Hindi and Urdu poets would be participating,” said Atma Prakash Mishra while talking to Hindustan Times. Atma Prakash Mishra said, “When I conceptualized the show I wanted to show Lucknowites what treasure in poetry they have in city.

Art and culture of Lucknow has earned a new patron in Lucknow Doordarshan.

After success of series on gallantry award winner soldiers, Doordarshan is ready with the series to boost art, poetry and literature with a reality show on city poetry named ‘Once More’.

Conceptualized by senior programme executive Atma Prakash Mishra, the show is all set to give desired respect to the city’s lost poetic culture. “Lucknow is ready with a series on city literary figures reciting their poems, ghazals, nazams, this is an effort to give an impetus to city’s Adab and culture. In the programme, both Hindi and Urdu poets would be participating,” said Atma Prakash Mishra while talking to Hindustan Times.

“In our culture, poets are seen as a guide, reflection of society who give new direction to everyone. The literature is the mirror in which the reality is seen, and this show gives great poets a sense of identification in society,” said Mishra.

Five episodes of ‘Once More’ were already shot a few days back said Mishra. “The sets of the programme are aesthetically designed according to the spirit of Lucknow. The set gives an idea about the richness of our poetry,” he said.

Poets like Mukul Mahan, Sonroopa Vishal, Dr Vishnu Saxena, Anwar Jalalpuri, Sarvesh Asthana, Hasan Qazmi, Dr Kamal Musaddi, Ranjjannaa Shekhar, Surya Kumar Pandey, Ram Prakash Bekhud, Naseeem Nikhal, Kaleem Qaiser, have recited their poetries in the programme.

Young upcoming poets will also be given a chance if they send their original poetry through mobile clips to the Doordarshan.

Atma Prakash Mishra said, “When I conceptualized the show I wanted to show Lucknowites what treasure in poetry they have in city. Not only the established poets would be shown in this show, but budding poets would be getting a chance to showcase their talent in the days to come. I hope this show brings out more talent.” Stay updated with all the Lucknow Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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