Mangalore: Poetry is an intricate articulation that translates sublime thoughts and universal ideas by the employment of versatile decorum in style and economy of words. True poetry is appareled with celestial light. It encompasses a wider range of human elements and elementary passions: tragedy, yearnings and fancy, love and emotions.
The Lourdites had a wonderful opportunity to step into Shakespeare’s shoes, by taking part in the ' Write 'n' Recite contest 2012-13 held at Lourdes Central School. Lourdites of Class 6 to Class 12 were given various topics class-wise, to compose their own poems in forty minutes time allotted. The best four with great poetic flair from each class were selected to recite their poems. With the guidance of their respective language teachers, they were trained to modulate their voices with good intonation and diction.
On June 29, 2012, the selected students recited their poems in the school auditorium. Glen Thomas of Class X delivered the welcome address. He introduced the esteemed judges: Ms Jenifer, Ms Smitha M and Ms Rajini Lobo who have diverse interests in poetry and fine arts. Glen Thomas also welcomed Rev.Dr Victor Machado, the Manager of Lourdes Central School and Rev.Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Principal of Lourdes Central School. Rev.Dr Victor Machado said that a poet is born and an orator is made. Rev. Fr Ferdinand Gonsalves congratulated the selected students and ardently hoped that the Lourdites would become the future poets of our country. Ms Vidya Joseph was in- charge of the programme. Mehul of Class XI delivered the vote of thanks. With that, the great display of literature came to an end.
The topics that were assigned to different Class were:
7 Fairy Tales
8 Freedom and Liberty