Mangaluru: “Poetry is like nectar. Evil thoughts won’t come near to the poets and good poetry lovers. Poetry can be a better option for todays society filled with full of negative thoughts,” said noted senior Kannada poet and Head of Programme, Akashvani, Mangaluru, Dr Vasanth Kumar Perla. He was speaking at the poets symposium arranged in connection with Karavali Utsav at the exhibition ground here, on January 29.
In hus key-note address he said, “The ‘Kavigosti’ was conducted by ‘Bhoomigeetha’ a literary and cultural association in Mangaluru. Poetry can be an effective answer for today’s negative thoughts and destructive activities.”
Noted poets, N P Shetty Mulky, Sharada S Shetty, Hariappa Pejavar, Radhakrishna K Uliyathadka, Dr Nagaveni Manchi, Jyothi Chelaru, Malathi Shetty Manoor and Amrutha Otekkatu recited their poems.
Senior poet Raghurama Rao Baikampady presided over the symposium. He said that poem recitation was one of the important and effective modes of learning a language and appreciating a piece of literature. But present generation was loosing its interest in poems.
The symposium was titled ‘Hemanthada Ondu Sanje’ (An evening in the winter). K Shailakumari welcomed the gathering. Agama Perla sang the prayer song. Artha Perla compered and Sumangala K Naik delivered the vote of thanks.