OHMKara is getting ready to kick-off Gujarati literature and poetry program “An evening with Ankit Trivedi” in the U.S. from February 25 to March 12, 2017. After OHMKara’s “Samanvay” in 2014, “Saat Suron na Sarname” – Avinash Vyas Mahotsav” in 2015, and “Mor Bani Thangaat Kare” in 2016 in major cities of the U.S., Muscat and Dubai, this is the fourth consecutive year where OHMKara will organize a Gujarati literature and poetry program to continue to promote Gujarati language, heritage and culture outside of India. The shows of Gujarati music concerts for the last three years have been performed in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Detroit and Maryland. More than 15,000 Gujaratis enjoyed the musical journey of OHMKara organized concerts with renowned Bollywood singer Parthiv Gohil, two living legends of Gujarati music Gurang Vyas and Purushottam Upadhyay and many renowned young and versatile singers and musicians from India in the past three years.

OHMkara and their dedicated team have been working very hard to promote and bring Gujarati heritage, language, music, poetry and literature via musical evening outside of India since its inception in July 2013. The renowned poet, writer, columnist, TV & stage anchor Ankit Trivedi will perform in major cities in the U.S. In his professional work Ankit Trivedi has written dozens of book in various topics and compiled various compilation to include Gazalpurvak (collection of Gazals), Off beat, Maitri Vishwa, Prabhu ne Patra, Saat fera Sagpan na, Jeevan na hakar ni kavita, Samay maro sadhje vhaala, Surottam Purshottam (Biography on Gujarati Legendary singer Purshottam Upadhyay), Masum Hawa na misara (compilation of poetries by young budding-under poets), Maru satya (compilation of articles on “what does truth mean to u” each article is written by personalities of various fields), Missing Bakshi (compilation of best articles of Late Shri Chandrakant Bakshi), Sambhare re balpan na sambharana (Personalities of various fields have written about the most memorable moments of their childhood including Lata Mangeshkarji), Swarnim Jhalak (best essays of Shri Suresh Dalal) , Avinashi Avinash (Songs of Gujarati legendary Music Director Late Shri Avinash Vyas), Kanku kharyu ne suraj ugyo (Garba collection of Shri Avinash Vyas), Mendi na pan (Collection of dance-drama of Shri Avinash Vyas) , Kahevat Vishwa (Selected lines from the work of Shri Chandrakant Bakshi), Close up nu smile please (selected lines from the work of Shri Chandrakant Bakshi), Mari katokati ni kshano (compilation of struggle period all the famous people had gone through).

Besides books and compilations, Ankit Trivedi dedicated his skills and knowledge in writing drama scripts for Varsad Bhinjve, Parpota na ghar ma, Urmila, Baa ne gher baabo avyo, Aa kokila nu kaik karo and script writing and voice over for “Prithivi na platform par”,voice over for Avsar Avaj na and Param Samipey. In addition, he has written and produced Gujarati songs CD titled “Taari Sathe” which has been one of the most superhit albums and created record amount of revenue. The songs were sung by Kavita Krishnamurty, Sadhana Sargam and Parthiv Gohil. Jeevan Sutra (Compilation of inspirational lines/verse poetry/incident which leads to success by 101 personalities of various fields), Jeevan na haqar ki kavita (poetries and comprehensions on positivity of life), Offbit and Heartbeat (short essays), Favourite (Offbit-3) were among the other write-up of Ankit in recent years.

શબ્દ ને સરનામે…Onwords! With Ankit Trivedi was a unique and peculiar show on you tube which was hosted by Ankit Trivedi on Gujarati literature and its unknown facts and details. The show has made its mark already. Currently, he is columnist in Gujarat Samachar writing “Off Beat” every Wednesday and “Jeevan na Haqar ni Kavita” every Sunday. Ankit has hosted more than 2000 mushyaras and stage shows across the globe and regular tours to the U.S, U.K, Australia, Dubai and Muscat for stage shows with OHMKara and other solo groups. Ankit has hosted shows for Bollywood legends like Amitabh Bachchhan, Lata Mageshkar, Kavita Krishnmurty, Sadhna Sargam, Shaan, Jagjeet Singh, Purshottam Upadhyay and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He is committee member of AMC Cultural division. He has also hosted TV shows like “Kavi Kahe” on door darshan, Aadi ne ant ek tu j, and hosted many shows for Aakashwani, door darshan, ETV Gujarati and more.

Ankit has received Sahitya Parishad Award for Gazalpurvak at the age of 26, Shyada Award as “Yuva Gazalkaar”, Mariz award as “Yuva Pratibha, Feelings Pride award by Feelings Magazine and Divya Bhaskar, the leading newspaper has included Ankit’s name in the list of Powerful 100 personalities of Gujarat. He was invited by “Shantiniketan” Kolkatta as a participant in Gujarati literature for Shri Rabindranath Tagore birth anniversary ceremony. In 2012, Ankit received “Yuva gaurav puraskar” from the Government of Gujarat and in 2016, he received Yuva Puraskar award from the Sahitya Academy of India for his remarkable and significant contributions in language, literature and poetry on a global level. OHMKara is proud to host Ankit Trivedi one more time in the U.S. to continue to promote literature and poetry evenings in Houston – February 26, Chicago- March 4, Cleveland-March 5, Maryland-March 10, Connecticut – March 11 and at TV Asia in Edison, NJ on March 12, 2017.

The major media and event sponsor for this event is TV Asia. The other media supporters are Parikh Worldwide media, Akila news, Radio Dil, Divyabhaskar.com, masalajunction.com, Gujarat Darpan, Tiranga, NRI Tribune, Radio Chai, Radio Zindagi, 8K Radio EBC and Hi India. Additional information and sponsorship, please feel free to contact Dr. Tushar Patel at 848-391-0499 or email at tushar@ohmkara.org.