Nowhere in the Globe, a poetry Festival in the name of a Bird is observed and hence if you really want to enjoy, please visit the Seventh Edition of “FLAMINGO POETRY FESTIVAL” in the end of 2020 or early 2021, at Nellore a great place in Andhra Pradesh where you will find the Migratory Birds fly to enjoy a safe and sound sanctuary in the Pulicot lake- flying thousands of miles from different parts of the Globe with their WING and WILL POWER during the winter season every year !
YES-Six editions have taken place and I had the fortune and proud privilege of attending THREE-one at Sulurpeta and two at Nellore-and second in Nellore with my ward S.Nivetha a young poet, student of final BCA in a local women’s college.
Convener is Dr. Perugu Ramakrishna. Have a look at him!
Nellore Festival was meticulously conceived, fucussly planned and effectively executed by a great internationally acclaimed Flamingo Poet of Nellore Dr. Perugu Ramakrishna – Widely Published World Poet,(Wonder Book of International Records-2013)
Vice President,(South zone),Indian Society of Authors( InSA),New Delhi
Founder -International Poets Society on Face Book -7000 Member Poets
Member: World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC) USA
Member: United Poet Laureates International (UPLI) USA
Member; International benevolent Research Forum, India( IBRF)
Member; Pentasi B World Friendship Poetry-Philippines
Member: The International Association of Poets, Writers and Artists, Albania.
He has organized this /his Sixth Edition with the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Golagamudi, Nellore where Multilingual South India Poets Meet was held on the theme “MIGRATORY BIRDS”.
The Venue Of the FLAMINGO POETRY FESTIVAL-IITTM, Nellore
South India wing of Pen India, a Writers’ Association with the Department of Tourism, organized the Flamingo Poetry Festival at the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management. Dr Perugu Ramakrishna said there was a relationship between human beings and the birds and the Tourism students have to visit the sanctuary and focus on various issues connected to migratory birds that visit the lake every year. Chief Guest and popular Telugu poet JV Murthy said that tourism was a part of human life and there were many poets focused as their poetic subject. Nodal Officer IITTM Dr. S Meera released the Book NOOTOLATO MARKU by writer and poet Ramachandra murthy.
Local Poet Allu Bhaskar Reddy also spoke.Popular English Poet Mydavolu Venkata Sesha Sathyanarayana, Lakshman Rao from Bangaluru, S. Nivetha, K.Unnikrishnan and N V Subbaraman from Chennai, Dr.Vijayabaskar from Srikakulam, Ethakota Subba Rao, and Rajendra Singh Thakur from Nellore recited poems in connection with the program. Prizes were distribute to the students who won in various competitions conducted on the occasion by Mr. Imithiaz.
For both of us, it was a very early morning pleasant train journey from Chennai to Nellore for about three hours on the 8th morning. Reaching on time at the venue, we were wholeheartedly and warmly received by the convener Dr. Perugu Ramakrishna and and the co convener Dr. S Meera.
Would be Tourism and Travel Managers- some women students of the Institution excellently beautified the entrance with lovely drawings of KOLAMS–MUGGULU in attractive colors.
Two photos below: Youngest among the participating poets, S. Nivetha, a student of final year BCA in a leading local women’s college and a National Book of Records for Children holder presenting her English poem in the Festival and is presented with the OUTSTANDING NATURE POET AWARD 2020.
12/2045, Jivan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101
Flamingos migrated to Pulicot sanctuary
Migration a great boon by the Almighty
Indeed a great balancing act by God through nature
Going from place to place in search of one’s needs
Regularly year after year in the seasons right
All through the brain and wing power by the birds
Though human beings do migrate greater extent
Eternal migration of birds every year miles and miles
Delightful sights for humans to watch in bird sanctuaries!
Beautiful falcons flying thousands of miles to Pulicat
In Andhra Pradesh and other States in India great
Regularity is the God granted wisdom
Daring birds from country to country far, far away
Sure Almighty is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent!
Thoughtful theme for the Festival
Highly inspiring first timers like me
Ever grateful to Perugu uncle and all others
Many, many heartful thanks to the audience here
Ever will remain green in my mind for years!
I am an acrostic lover. First letter of each line reads
“MIGRATED BIRDS THEME”.
Migration is a natural process for birds to travel miles
In order to find ecological condition for the young-it flies
Grounds for breeding becomes difficult due to low temperature
Rarely birds fly to their destination non- stop in its course
Along with their earth’s magnetic field- they orient!
The phenomenon of bird migration is inspired by humans
Olive branch in its beak a dove returned Noah at the end of the flood
Rebirth of nature and arrival of spring are announced by birds
Yes, knowledge of migration has important role in the eco system!
Birds of different feathers migrate so sensibly
In the world in which they are created by the Almighty
Raise awareness on the threads faced by migratory birds
Delightful indeed is the strength of will power unheard
Such is the creation of the Omnipotent and Omniscient!
Down below is a great Group Photo of the participating poets with the organizers and the Chief Guest.
I always admire the poetry festivals from Andhra Pradesh! There are poets bubbling with poetic quest, poetry interest and poetic skills. Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore, Vishakapatnam, Hyderabad are celebrating poetry festivals in their own magnificent manner,bringing out Poetry Anthologies periodically! Poetry is ingrained in them! After all what is POETRY?
a quality of beauty and intensity of emotion regarded as characteristic of poems.“poetry and fire are nicely balanced in the music”
omething regarded as comparable to poetry in its beauty.“the music department is housed in a building which is pure poetry”!All Poetry Festivals inspire the poets to get trained and improve the standard and quality of their poems. I feel I am greatly benefited and as such grateful to the organizers.The proud blogger presenting his poem in English and Tamil:
MIGRATED BIRDS Poem of N V Subbaraman
All creations of the Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient
Lord Almighty great! Flamingo is indeed very fine among those present!
The greater flamingo, the most widespread and largest species of the family,
Found in Africa, India, Middle East, and in southern Europe –happy!
Ten Lake and sanctuaries in India to enjoy seeing the bird
எல்லாம் அறிந்த, எங்கும் நிறைந்த,சர்வ வல்லமை பெற்ற
இறைவனின் படைப்பில் எல்லாமே உயர்ந்தவை
இருப்பவனவற்றுள், பூநாரைகள் அருமை யானவை
அக்குடும்பத்தில் ஈடற்றது பெரும்பூ நாரைகள் விரிந்து நிறபன!
Indian subcontinent is the largest breeding ground for the MIGRATED BIRDS Greater flamingo
And lesser flamingo, coming to India in every winter season.
Best sanctuaries to see Flamingos are Okhla Bird Park,Najafgarh Jheel,
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary,Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary and Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary. Fortunate is India-that is Bharath.
ஒவ்வொரு குளிர்காலத்தும், இடம் மாறிப் பறவைகளான பெரும்பூநாரைகளுக்கும் சிறு நாரைகளுக்கும் இனப்பெருக்க இடம் இந்திய துணைக்கண்டமே.
அவற்றைக்காண அருமையான சரணாலயங்கள்: ஓக்லா பறவைப் பூங்கா
நஜாஃப்கர் ஜீல், நால் சரோவர், கிஜாதியா, நிலப்பட்டு, பிக்வான் பறவைச் சரணாலயங்கள்! இந்தியா எனும் பாரதம் பெருமை பெற்றது!
Sewri Mudflats – Mumbai
One of the original seven islands of Bombay, at the edge of South Mumbai.
Thousand of greater and lesser flamingos visit the Sewri Mudflats during October to March and migratory birds watching is great in Mumbai.
தெற்கு மும்பை விளிம்பதனில் முதல் ஏழு மும்பைத் தீவினுள்
அக்டோபர் முதல் மார்ச்சுவரை ஆயிரக்கணக்கான பூநாரைகள்
இடம்பெயர் பறவைகள் வருகைதருகின்றன; பறவைகள் தரிசனம் அருமை!;
Thol Lake – Gujarat
Thol Lake an artificial lake surrounded by marshes and is the Thol Bird Sanctuary. Attracts thousand of migratory flamingoes and Sarus crane birds and most popular Birding place near Ahmedabad. Gandhiji’s love!
சதுப்பு நிலம் சூழ்ந்த, செயற்கை ஏரி தொல் ஏரிப் பறவைகள் சரணாலயம்
ஆயிரக்கணக்கான இடம்மாறி பூநாரைகளும், சரஸ் நாரைகளும் கவரப்படுகின்றன; அகமதாபாடிற்கு அருகாமை பறவை இடம்;
அண்னல் காந்திக்கு அறிமுகமான இடம்!. ,
Bhigwan – Maharashtra
Bhigwan a small town and called as Bharatpur of Maharashtra,
On the border of Pune and Solapur district,. Bhigwan town has Yashwant Sagar Reservoir, forming from the backwaters of the Ujain dam and famous for flamingo bird watching place and wildlife photography in Maharashtra. Fortunate Maharashtra
சிறுநகர் பிக்வான் மகராட்டிர பரத்பூர்
புனே ஷோலாப்பூர் மாவட்ட எல்லையில்; அங்கே யஷ்வந்த் சாகர் நீர்த்தேக்கம்- உஜ்ஜயினீ அணைக்கட்டின் கழிவுநீரால்!;
பூநாரைகள் பார்வைக்கு ஏற்ற இடம்; மகராட்டிரப் புகைப்படத்திற்கேற்ற இடம்.
Jawai Dam – Rajasthan
ஜவாய் அணை- ராஜஸ்தான்.
Jawai Dam the biggest dam in the western Rajasthan and the reservoir is paradise
For migratory birds-flamingos-during winter season. Jawai village and hills are
Famous for huge Indian leopards – India’s Leopard Hills.
மேற்கு ராஜஸ்தானின் மிகப்பெரும் அணை ஜவாய் அணை- நீர்த்தேக்கம் ஒரு சொர்க்கம்! இடம்பெயர் பறவைகள்-பூநாரைகளுக்கு குளிர் காலத்தில்!
ஜவாய் கிராமமும் குன்றுகளும்! இந்திய சிறுத்தைகளின் மிகப்பெரும் குன்று.
With this we end this week’s Sunday story thanking Dr. Perugu Ramakrishna of Nellore for providing opportunity to write on this theme. We shall meet tomorrow and till then Bye!