nellore-13thjuly19-presenting Tamil Poem in the Chandrayasan Poetry Festival .
I always find a lot of enthusiasm for poetry and poets in Andhra Pradesh and I enjoy my visits to AP for this purpose. Whether it is Vijayawada or Sulurpeta, Guntur or Nellore or Hyderabad ! Quite interesting, illuminating and inspiring! This month thirteenth, God blessed me with yet another opportunity to be there for a South Indian Poets Meet in nellore christened as CHANDRAYAAN POETRY FESTIVAL! It had a festive look in a woman’s college with beautiful KOLAMS drawings a great treat to eyes as we enter the venue.
Here is something in this week’s SUNDAY STORY (1666th post on 1628th day!
International Poet Laureate Dr. Perugu Ramakrishna’s mind is always at innovation whether it is bird Flamingo or Satellite launching!
With his remarkable organizing ability and his positive influence on poetry world, he will make a gathering of renowned poets from different neighboring States for any Poetry Festival.
It was on Saturday the 13 th July, in the presence of large number of enthusiastic students of D. K. Women’s College, Dargsmitta, Nellore that CHANDRAYAAN II was launched in the poetic orbit by a wide spectrum of versatile poets from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
Chandrayaan Poetry Festival as was christened, was presided over by DR. Perugu Ramakrishna, Founder President Akhila Bharatiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan of Bhopal at Nellore. Smt. V. Radha Rani, District Science Officer, SPSR Nellore District and Sri. Sreenivasa Kumar, District Tourism Officer, SPSR Nellore District were the Chief Guests.
Guests of Honor were Sri S. V. Surya Prakash Rao, Senior Journalist and Founder President of Navasahithi, Chennai, Sri. Jillela BalajiGovt. Teacher and Writer, Kendra Sahithya Academy Awardee, Dr. Ainapurapu Ramalingeswara Rao, Shar Central School Teacher, Writer and Magician-Secretary ABBSS and Sri Allu Bhaskar Reddy Editor Sannidhi ejournal and Writer .
Invited Poets were M V S Sathyanarayana, English Poet, Dr. N V Subbaraman, Tamil Poet, Sri. Kumbiyangadu Unnikrishnan, Malayalam poet, Sri Rajendra Singh, Sri Ethakota Subba Rao, Smt. Perugu Sujanaramam, Dr. K. Karuna Sri, Dr. G. Padma Priya, Sri Ramapuram Srinivasa Rao, Telugu Poet, Smt. Rajakumari all Telugu Poets.
A good number of student poets also participated remarkably.
All the poets and speakers launched successfully CHANDRAYAN II into the POETIC ORBIT.
Common thread in all the talks and poetry was the greatness of MOON which has been an object of attraction right from our childhood when our mothers used to feed us pointing out and singing in praise of MOON!
It is indeed a great honor for the people of Nellore District that Sriharikota from the Vikram Sarabai Space Center, the Chandrayan II will be launched and thus Nellore is going to occupy a place of honor in the International map and Nellore’s flag of achievement will fly high.
Prof. Masthaniah, Principal of the College and Telugu Department staff and students took remarkable efforts to make the poetry festival a grand success. Representative from Space Center explained in detail how this achievement is possible by the untiring work of the Scientists for years under the leadership of their Director
All poets seniors and students in their own individual style presented how they viewd Chandrayaan II and its launch. Finer aspects of Chandrayaan I was also dealt with nicely.
Students and seniors as well were richly benefited by the talks of the authorities on this wonderful event to take place.
Here is the Tamil Poem that I presented and its translation:
முனைவர் என் வி சுப்பராமன், சென்னை
“நிலா நிலா ஓடி வா
நில்லாமலே ஓடி வா
மலை மேலே ஏறி வா
மல்லிகைப்பூ கொண்டு வா
வட்ட வட்ட நிலாவே
வண்ண முகில் பூவே
பட்டம் போல பறந்து வா
பம்பரமாய்ச் சுற்றிவா!” (8)
என்று எனது அம்மாவும் பாட்டுச் சொல்லி
எனக்கே உணவு தந்த நாளையே எண்ணி எண்ணி
மகிழ்கிறேன்! அந்த நாளும் சென்றதே!
’நிலவில் கால்வைப்பதா’ முடியாத ஒன்று
நினைத்துப் பார்க்க முடியாதது அன்று!
சந்திரனுக்கு வருகிறாயா என்று கேட்க முடியும் இன்று! (14)
விண்வெளித்துறையிலே வெற்றிகண்ட இந்தியா
விண்மகிழச் செய்யும் ஒரு விந்தையை
கண்டு மகிழும் நிலையிலே இன்று இங்கே நிற்கிறோம்
விண்கலம் சந்திரயான் இரண்டையே
இன்று அனுப்ப இருக்கிறோம்
பொன்கலமாம் சந்திரயான் ஒன்றையே வெற்றியோடு
சந்திரயான் இரண்டுமே நிலவின் பரப்பில் நிற்குமே (22)
உடுப்பி கிருஷ்ணன் ஆசியில்
இஸ்ரோ விஞ்ஞானிகள் முயற்சியில்
பெருமை வந்து சேருமே!
தடம் பதித்த நாடு நான்காவது நமது நாடு
என்ற பெருமையோடு திகழுமே!
நாம் தலை நிமிர்ந்து நிற்போமே! (30)
Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai.
”Moon, moon come running
Come running sans stopping!
Climb the hill and come
Bring jasmine flowers!
Oh round, round moon
Beautiful sky flower
Come flying like a kite
Come spinning like a spin!” (8)
So saying my mother
Used to feed me as a child
Those days thinking often
Enjoy; gone are those days! (12)
To keep our feet in the moon impossible one
Impossible to imagine that day
’Can you come to moon’ we can ask this day!
India that made a mark in space science
Heaven be happy with a wonder
We stand here enjoying the situation
Space ship two Chandrayaan
To be sent today
Golden ship one successfully
Chandrayaan two will
Land on moon!
With the grace of Udupi Krishna
With the efforts of ISRO Scientists
In the research successful
Fame and name visit us
On the soil of moon land to land
Fourth in the world to land is India
We stand erect with our head high! (30)
I have a given a fair report on the NelloRe Chandrayaan Poets Meet held on 13th July. I do hope my esteemed viewers would haveenjoyed at this week’s Sunday Story. We shall see as usual tomorrow. Till then GOOD BYE!
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