North-East & Western Young Writers’ Meet

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A Meeting with Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari

1-2 September 2012

Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences was one of the stakeholders of a two days literary meet, jointly organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and M S University, Baroda during 1-2, September 2012 at Dr. I.G. Patel Seminar Hall, Baroda . A. Krishnamurthy, Secretary Sahitya Akademi delivered the welcome address. Shri Vinod Joshi, convener, Gujarati Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi gave introductory remarks. Eminent Hindi poet, recipient of prestigious Vyas Samman and Vice-President Sahitya Akademi, Shri Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari in his presidential address highlighted the significance regional cooperation in literary pursuit. The distinguished Gujarati writer, Shri Sitanshu Yashaschandra inaugurated the program. Shri. Yogesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, M.S. University of Baroda presided over the ceremony as the guest of honor.

Prof. Sitanshu introducing guests

 As many as eighteen young authors and poets from Assamese, Manipuri, Bodo, Nepali, Tennydie, Gujarati, Konkani, Sindhi and Marathi languages recited their poems and read out short stories respectively. Themes of their writings varied from human relationship, socio-political unrest to enigma of life.

A section of the audience

Shri. Tiwariji reciting his poems

As part of this event, Balvant Parekh Centre organized a short meeting with the eminent author Shri Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Director of the centre, Prof. P.C Kar, hosted the event in which Shri Chandrakant Rao, President Premanand Society was the chief guest. Prof. Sitanshu Yashaschandra introduced and welcomed the guests. Shri Tiwari Ji delivered a brief talk about antiquity of poetry and huge responsibilities of a poet. He substantiated his views with personal experiences as a poet and critic. He recited several poems from his collection and enthralled the audience. The audience appreciated his poems such as Deh, Rajdhani, Punji, and Arra Machine. He concluded his talk by reciting Phir Bhi Kuch Rah Jayega. Prof. Yasshaschandra expressed his gratitude to Sri Tiwari Ji for visiting the centre.  

Shipra R. Upadhyay

Academic Fellow

Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences