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Great Chennai Poets’ Circle is an arm of India Poetry Circle based at Chennai and administered by eminent poets and scholars with their exemplary activities. Their Annual Seminar in the month of January every year is an eagerly looked forward event for the poets all over India! This year it was scheduled for Sunday the 19th January at the usual venue World university Service Center Library Hall, Mayor Ramanathan Road, Chetpet, Chennai.
As we entered the beautiful hall, Sri Jairam Seshadri Founder of IPC received the invitees with his characteristic smiling face and enabled the participants to register.
Dr.M.Thirumeni, Chairman of the CPC extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guests and other invitees. Dr.S.Kannan President in his address explained the activities and achievements of the organization.
Dr. P N RamaniEnglish Studies Consultant, the Chief Guest of the Seminar traced the evolution of poetry and the attainments of the Poets in an exhaustive and interesting manner.
Dr. Munir, Professor and Head of English department of Shibli National College, Purvanchal University, Jaunpour, UP-the Guest of Honour beautifully explained the psychology of students of English poetry and the strategies for developing poets from young age.
Here is a nice report by Madam Hema Ravi Secretary of the CPC
ANNUAL SEMINAR OF THE CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE
The annual seminar of the Chennai Poets Circle (CPC), Chennai and the release of the Efflorescence 2019 (an anthology of poetry) on 19th January, 2020 at the World University Service Centre, Chetpet, Chennai, was a great meeting of poetic minds from across the country.
Poets from Kolkata, Telangana,Bengaluru, Delhi, UP, Tirupati, Kerala and Mumbai participated in the daylong seminar. Dr P.N. Ramani, English Studies Consultant was the chief guest, Dr. Munir, Professor & Head English , Shibli Ntional College, Purvanchal, UP was the guest of honour and Dr. T. Vasudeva Reddy was the chairperson for the paper presentation.
Paper presentations:
On Indian English poetry in India was presented By Dr. Bharati, Sastra (Deemed to be University), Dr. Queen Sarkar, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Dr. Kulalmolial, Head of English, AMET University, Chennai.
Dr. Thirumeni, the Chairman, gave the welcome address, Dr. Kannan the President addressed the gathering and briefed the poets about the culture and inclusive nature of the CPC. Mrs. Hema Ravi, the Secretary was the coordinator of the poetry session. Ramesh Narasimhan coordinated the book release and question answer sessions from the audience.
The highlight of the Efflorescence 2019 was the contribution of poets aged 9 to 80+. The joy of sharing one’s experiences through the power of the pen is immense, motivating and energizing as well.
Kalaimamani Andal Priyadarshini, a contributor recited her poem “GOD WITHOUT ADHAR CARD” before the gathering.
Chennai Poets’ Circle is a diverse, secular, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political literary body of individuals who are united for the sole common purpose ‘poetry.’
PS: We missed Sarala Ram Kamal, Brinda Bala Sreenivasan, Ranga Rajan and several others……..Next time, you should make it……..

Thus went of excellently this year’s CPC ANNUAL SEMINAR, delegates returning to their places with green memories to last for life!
The entire teram of IPC/CPC worked coherently well-coordinated by the office bearers who deserve all appreciation and admiration!

One of the highlights of the CPC Annual Seminar is the release of the Anthology EFFLORESCENCE and this year it was 19th.

My following poem that finds a place in the Anthology reflects my views on this:

WELCOME TWENTY, WELCOME NINETEEN
Welcome Two Thousand Twenty-as developed India
Envisaged by the Scientist President Dr. Kalam
Love, service, peace, joy, compassion all bring in a plenty
Collectively everyone to strive to reach that goal
Opportunities unlimited gifted by Nature
Mankind to live in peace and amity everywhere
Everlasting peace and plenty society’s needs quite sure!

Twenty years in the current century great indeed
We the proud poets of India Poetry Center
Eagerly expect to give the best in this happy world
Nice honor to be a part of this organization
Totally wedded to peace and harmony amidst all
Yes! God is sure to bless all of us –duty bound poets!

Welcome to Efflorescence Nineteen-anthology nice
Encouraging all poets young and old, publishing their poems
Learned highly knowing the art and science of poetry
Completed many anthologies to the joy of all
Over to the poets fraternity from all over the Nation!
Members overjoyed at the Efflorescence and the Meet
Eagerly looking forward year after year treat!

Never I am give in to dishonesty and falsehood
Intelligence means not wisdom that comes out of one’s age
None to be blamed for one’s faults and foolishness be careful
Efflorescence blossoms into flowers spreading fragrance
That drives away all negativities in the readers
Ever fresh poems that give peace to the readers all times
Enthusiasm and encouragement poets enjoy
Nineteen and Twenty great numbers inspiring all of us!

P S: An acrostic poem every line having 14 syllables.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out;
Yeah…the one who will always after the death of your parents or spouse;
Every girl has a great friend and every girl’s friendship is always put to an end;
Every boy has a nice friend and every boy’s friendship always extend;
Friend makes us happier and stronger;
True friend makes our positive thinking into goal;
Friends are our strength always to live a peaceful life.

26th January-Indian Republic Day!

 

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Indian Republic Seventy One
Democratic fruits enjoyed fine
Democratic rights availed in full
Democratic values laid in lull!

Rights yielded place to a free license
License to indulge in deeds nonsense
Nonsense leading to atrocities
Beyond all due sensitivities!

Achievements galore, pride on one hand
Atrocities galore, ashamed we stand!

Corrupted mind, stained thoughts, evil deeds
Here and there, everywhere, pity indeed!

Our success and failure, good and bad
Who is responsible- sure I am!
R-day resolve- to all should be same!
“Let me mend my mind, tame my thought
With power of will, evils to be fought
Sure allow not my Motherland rot!

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SALUTE THE INA LEADER.

Subhas Chandra Bose an Indian nationalist whose defiant
Patriotism made him a hero in our holy Motherland India.
His attempt during World War Two to rid India of British rule
With the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan had its own critics.

Today twenty third January is his birth day-born in Eighteen
Ninety Seven in Cuttack and died in Nineteen Forty Five in TaipeiTaiwan.
Nick named as Netaji was born to Janakinath Bose Prabhabati Bose,
Educated in Scottish Church College and Presidency University.

A great leader of unparalleled boldness and valor rare to come across
Holy Bharathmatha’s gift to our Nation.Let us salute him on this day!
Indian National Army founded by him contributed to our freedom
Old guards of INA  happily recollect their connections and are proud!
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TIRUVALLUVAR DAY-16TH JANUARY

OF THE THREE of my mentors from their heavenly abode one is
The great Tamil Saint Poet born nearly three thousand years
Ago in Chennai,Tamillnadu! THIRUVALLUVAR, a versatile Tamil poet
And philosopher. author of the magnum opus Thirukkuṛaḷ,
A collection of couplets one thousand three hundred and thirty
On ethics, political and economical matters, and love.
An exceptional and widely cherished work in Tamil literature ]

Little is known for sure about his family background, religious
Affiliation, or birthplace. He is believed to have lived at least in the town of Mylapore and Maraimalai Adigal gives thirty one BCE as the birth year of Valluvar,
Valluvar has influenced a wide range of scholars down the ages since his time
Across the ethical, social, political, economical, religious, philosophical, and Spiritual spheres. long been venerated as a great sage, and his Thirukkural a classic.

The other two mentors are Mahatma Gandhi and Bharathiyar
Who guide me and take me by their hands as I step out
And bring me back home safe and sound. They constantly
Sit on my study table in the form of their writings!

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15th January-MAKARA SANKARANTHI.

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A major Hindu festival with a lot of fervour in our country.
Is today the Fifteenth Of January “MAKARA SANKARANTHI”
Majorly observed in our holy Motherland and also by Indians
And Hindus around the world. Festival is a religious  as well as
A seasonal observance and marks the winter solstice,
And the shift of the sun leads to ever-lengthening, longer days.
Also known as Maghi,  a major harvest festival and dedicated
To the sun god Surya,  marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) .
Happy Makar Sankranti   kite flying is an important aspect
Also known as Uttarayan as from the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun begins it’s northward journey.The harvest festival Is observed throughout India
Under different names and traditions. The festivities related to
Makar Sankranti have many names depending on the region  observed.
North Indian Hindus and Sikhs,  call Maghi Called Makara Sankranti
As Poush sôngkrānti in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal,
Karnataka and Telangana,Sukarat in central India,Magh Bihu by Assamese,Thai Pongal  by Tamils.In Gujarat, kite flying is organised
As part of Makar Sankranti festivities. Happy Makara Sankaranthi!

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BHOGI FESTIVAL TODAY-14th January

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Resplendent with festivals and rituals promoting peace and harmony
Love and happiness, Hinduism is great indeed. Fourteenth January
Today is BHOGI Festival.the first day of the four-day Makarsankranti
Festival. celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh Telangana

On Bhogi, we discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things
Causing change or transformation. At dawn, we light a bonfire with logs of wood,
Other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful.disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, vices, attachment to relations and material things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of “Rudra”
Known as the “Rudra Gita Jnana Yajna”. representing realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating various divine virtues.
Bhogi celebrated the day preceding and “Makar Sankranti”

Buddha died in Bhogi Pongal at the time when Buddhism was being practiced all over India.

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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY-12th January

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There was a great Swami born on Twelfth January Eighteen Sixty Three
Who loved the youth of India, hoped for a strong India on their shoulders!
He was a true luminary,  enlightened the western world about Hinduism.
Ardent disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and a major force

In the revival of Hinduism in India. He pushed for national integration in
Colonial India, and his famous Chicago speech in Eighteen Ninety Three Remains
As the greatest: “Brothers and Sisters of America”! His main objective was to promote rational thinking among the youth, the future of the country.

It expected of the youth to rise to the occasion, fight for the right and
Channel their inner energies, just like Swami Vivekananda would have
Functions are organised in schools and colleges, where the young minds are. Speeches, music, Recitation and essay-writing competitions, yogasanas, are held on this day.Students are encouraged to tap into their spirituality.
Let us pay our homage to that great soul on this holy day!

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