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Adieu to

the Dawn!
Meena Chopra

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सबु ह का सरूज अब
मरेा नहीं है
Collection of Poems in Hindi

मीना चोपड़ा “The glimpses of the setting sun from my

childhood nostalgically dissolve in the
abundantly spread hues of the setting sun
on the skyline of this beautiful country,
Canada, to which I now belong and this
creates a new sunshine within. This
sunshine melts in me and flows out
in the form of verses. Distances fade;
my past becomes one with my present.
The rising sun of the East starts blending
into the setting sun of the West. The
किवता संकलन
directions merge into each other
fading into the moments beyond.”
-Meena Chopra

Glimpses of the Setting Sun

A multilingual poetry celebration, book launch & Art Exhibition
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mississauga Central Library
Meeting Room Cl3 (Administration Wing) 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Coming to Canada from her native India, artist and poet Meena Chopra’s intense search
has taken her far beyond boundaries in finding her new identity.
Join us for a special afternoon of poetry reading with a book launch featuring ‘subah kaa
suuraj ab mera nahii.n hai (Adieu to the Dawn)’ in Hindi & with readings both in Hindi
and English, a work also transcribed into Roman script by Hindi poet & writer Suman Ghai
and transcribed into Urdu script by Urdu poetess & writer Nasim Syed . There will also be
an art exhibition (retrospective) of Meena’s art.

The 2nd edition of her poetry book To be launched in India in middle of March 2010*
at India International Centre New Delhi sponsored
‘Ignited Lines’ will also be released. by ‘Akshsaram’.
Event sponsored by Mississauga Library System, Canada 2nd launch of the book in April 2010* with a month long
art exhibition at Port Credit library Mississauga.
RSVP: Cell: 416 560 3650 (*Dates to be announced)

” -Dr, Kailash Vajpeyi

“Painting and poems go very well together. There is vitality in the
forms, colours and the words chosen by Meena Chopra. Here is a
charming feast of lyricism in paintings and poems.”-Dr. L.M. Singhvi
“A characteristic of her style is that physical sensations beautifully blend
with abstract thought. Yearning for fulfillment is attended upon by
consciousness of fragmentation.” -Dr. Shalini Sikka, The Quest, (India) 1996
“She unveils shimmering facets of love, possession, mind and
self with sensitivity. She is delicate but strong, gentle yet sharp,
vulnerable yet proud. Self-actualization is more a matter of
routine than effort; it is the moment beyond the ones of self
knowledge that she wants to live up to, and become, not a mere
rhapsody in search of life but a rhapsody in search of the deeper
self. In this sense she is her own Sun…” -Gautam Siddharth,
The Pioneer, (India) 28.9.1996
“The embryonic bond that she shares with nature forms is the keynote
of her work. Words freeze the impalpable fears, finding their refuge
in the womb of earth. - First City Delhi, (India) 1999
“The heightened passionate quality of her verses imbues the images
with a strong emotional power.” -Manisha Vardhan, The Pioneer,
New Delhi, (India), August 11 1999
“Her works are the rhythmic expression of the state of the subconscious”
.-Soumik Mukhopadhyaya -The Statesman, Delhi, (India), 20th August 1999
“Meena Chopra’s poetry mirrors her acute sensibilities which,in turn, enmesh
with her deft strokes on canvas.”-S. Rajoo, The Times of India, Delhi, 23. 7. 1996
“These poems talk of ‘hidden fire/rising with/a smokey thread.’A seemingly
ordinary enough statement, it might also mirror the extraordinary sensibility
of a committed artist”. -Adrian Khare Blitz, Bombay, (India )13.3 1993

” -Nasim Syed

Meena Chopra Artist, Poet and a Community Person

An artist and poet, Meena has held several exhibitions nationally and internationally. She represented India internationally
on many occasions including SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Artists Meet, New Delhi in 2002
She also represented Canada at the 7th International Hindi Utsav in December 2008 for NRI Literature in New Delhi, India.
Apart from being a visual artist she has also curated various art exhibitions.
She writes poetry in both English and Hindi. Her book of verse titled `IGNITED LINES', was released in London U.K. in 1996. Apart from
various literary journals, magazines her poems have been translated & published in some prestigious German literary magazines as well. Meena
received Honorable Mention for her poetry from Mississauga Library Systems. Meena has been the Secretary of Poetry Club of India and has
been holding many volunteer positions in business and art organizations in the past. She has been on the judging committee of various debates,
beauty contests, Art competitions etc.
She was running an advertising agency in India before she immigrated to Canada about five years ago. She is the co-founder of a not for profit
organization CROSS CURRENTS Indo Canadian International Arts with a mission of embracing diverse cultures and origins and bringing them
on a common platform through art. The organization has had several successful art events which includes a Canadian Visual Arts Exhibition held
in India featuring Canadian artists & an international art festival BEYOND BOUNDARIES sponsored by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration
She is also the publisher of 'StarBuzz' an Entertainment and Lifestyle News Weekly which is published from GTA in Canada & also runs an after
school learning centre by the name of ‘LEARNA’. Contact:, Cell:416 560 3650,