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.
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.