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Mangalore: 'Poetry itself is Language': Vaidehi at 'Kavita Fest'

Mangalore: "Poetry itself is language": Vaidehi at 'Kavita Fest'
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (MM/NR)

Mangalore, Jan 12: 'Kavita Fest - 2008' the festival of poetry organized by Kavita Trust, a trust for the promotion and promulgation of Konkani poetry, was held here at St Aloysius college IT block on Saturday evening, of January 12.

Well-known Kannada writer Vaidehi was the chief guest on the occasion. Delivering the keynote address, she opined "There is no language for poetry. Poetry itself is a language." she added succintly.

Elucidating on the topic she declared poignantly "Poetry is the life-blood of any society. A society will run dry if there is no poetry."

Moreover on an emotional note she said touchingly "Poetry softens the heart. Materialistic life can't create any poetry. One has to cross this barrier," she exhorted upon all.

(Inauguration of Kavita Fest by Kishoo Barkur, Yousuf Sheikh, Melvyn Rodrigues & Vaidehi)

(Welcome by Melvyn Rodrigues)

(William Pais Speaks about Kavita Trust)

(Eric Soans introduces Vaidehi)

(Key Note Adress by Vaidehi)

(Kishoo Barkur announces the results of All India Poetry Competition)

(Vitori Karkal Gives Information about the books to be released)

(Yousuf Sheikh Releases `Ankri' by Maxim Lobo)

(Lawrence DSouza receives memento on behalf of

(Moderator of Kavi Sammelan Yousuf Sheikh speaks)

(Dr. Ganesh Amin Sankamar recites a tulu poem)

Also during the course of the function Kishoo Barkur, trustee of Kavita Trust, declared the winners of the All India Konkani Poetry Competition (AIKPC). This competition was  organized by the Kavita Trust especially for students of various schools. 

Vineetha Ashok Naik a 10th standard student of Sharada English high school from Marcela-Goa, Jonathan Baptist a 6th standard student of Manovikas English medium school from Madgao and Prajyothi Shirodkar a 10th standard student of Chubby Cheeks Spring Valley high school from Pilerna-Goa won the first three prizes respectively.

The function also witnessed the release of two Konkani books namely 'Ankri,' written by Maxim Lobo and 'Kovllea Pavlanchim Novlam', an anthology of poems, which was released on the occasion. Vitori Karkal furnished the requisite information about these books.

Melvyn Rodrigues, president of Kavita Trust welcomed the gathering. Eric Soans Barkur introduced the guest. William Pais informed about Kavita Trust, while Raymond D'Cunha Taccode compered the programme.

Poetry Session:

Later, Yousuf A Sheikh conducted a poetry recital session which was held in four different languages- Kannada, Konkani, Tulu and Beary.

Well-known poets Stephen Quadros, Avina Miyar, Pandarinath Lotlikar, Mohammad Baddur, Elyer Taccode, Catherine Rodrigues, Ashok Chodankar, Dr Ganesh Amin Sankamar, Dr Kavita Rai, Jyothi Guruprasad and P.K.Basheer participated in the poetry recital session.

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