Routes2Roots, All India Progressive Writers Association along with Indian Council for Cultural Relations payed tribute to the immortal poet “Faiz Ahmed Faiz” by way of organizing a no. of programs, whereby artists from both the countries India “Jagjit Singh” and Pakistan “Tina Sani” came forward on one platform to relive the era of the legend Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
The celebrations were inaugurated by the Honorable President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil in the Vigyan Bhavan on 25th February 2011 followed by a concert in Srifort Auditorium with jagjit Singh and Tina Sani singing the Ghazals of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. On 26th February a Mushaira was organized in FICCI Auditorium with poets from Pakistan and India. A concert with Tina Sani from Paksitan and Jagjit Singh from India was also organized in Lucknow on 2nd March 2011 and Hyderabad on 5th March 2011.