A 'Kavi Sammelan' will be hosted at Marathwada Sahitya Parishad on April 12 jointly by Samata Parishad, Loksanskritik Manch, Students Federation of India and Maitrey Sanskritik Manch of reformists poets of Marathi, Urdu and Hindi.
The poets meet is to be held to celebrate jayanti of Mahatma Phule and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Dr Yashwant Manohar (Nagpur) will preside while noted poet Bashar Nawaz, Vijay Kumar Gavai, Khan Shamim Khan, Dr Suhas Jevlikar, Dr Adinath Ingole, Yusuf Khan, Dr Pratibha Ahire and Devanand Shinde will participate in the poetry meet.
Former MP Uttamsinh Pawar will inaugurate the programme while Marathwada president of Samata Parishad, Dr Sanjay Gavhane, Jayaram Salunke, Bhausaheb Thorat, Pundlik Atkare and Dr Ashok Sherkar will be the guests of honour.
Dr Pratibha Ahire, a reformist poetess, has been elected president of the two-day 5th Ambedkarian Yuva Sahitya Sammelan to be held in Akola from April 20. Actor Milind Shinde will inaugurate the literary meet, while Dr M R Ingle, Dr M P Thorat and Anand Gaikwad will be the chief speakers. Besides poetry, Ahire has written several one-act-plays and reviews.