More than 500 poetry lovers attended a social and cultural evening hosted by the Lions Club of Riffa. The Third International Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Manama brought together top Hindi and Urdu poets from India, Pakistan, Bahrain and other Gulf countries. Chief guest at the event was former labour and social affairs minister Abdulnabi Al Shoala. The club also celebrated its ‘charter nite’ with a cake-cutting ceremony. Above, the cake-cutting ceremony in the presence of Mr Al Shoala, club members, poets and dignitaries.