VIJAYAWADA: Poetic Prism 2015, a multilingual poets’ meet was organised on the banks of River Krishna in Vijayawada on Saturday, had more than 45 poets of different languages from across the country participate in poetry reading session.
A multilingual anthology ‘Poetic Prism 2015’ with poems by 148 poets in different languages, including Japanese and Spanish, was released on the occasion. The unique initiative by the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada (CCV) floated by Malaxmi Group chairman Y Harish Chandra Prasad, was the first of its kind to have been organised in Vijayawada.
It was a perfect platform for the poets from different age groups with expertise in different languages to interact and appreciate one another’s work. For language lovers, it was simply a treat to hear the rendering of different poems by poets at the river bank on a rainy day.
Audience were treated to different poetic genres like Japanese Haiku, Telugu padyam, Sanskrit slokas, Urdu Ghazals and Shero Shayari. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for poetry lovers to listen to the poetry of Rajaram Ramachandra from the octogenarian poet himself.
As the programme convener and honorary literary advisor to CCV Padmaja Iyengar, it was an experience, that one would remember forever. A ballet on ‘Amaravati’ performed on the occasion was also well received.
Krishna Zilla Parishad chairperson G Anuradha, chief guest of the occasion, expressed her delight on being part of the gathering and said poets have an important role to play in the progress of the nation, with their inspirational poems and reflections of truth in their work.
CII-AP president and Srinivasa Hatcheries chairman Suresh Rayudu Chitturi, one of the sponsors assured to help such gatherings in the future.
CCV CEO E Sivanagi Reddy and others were present.