WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY-10/10.

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Four fold personality of a man has got to be nurtured
And constantly developed for achieving the purpose of life!
Physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual
To spread joy and peace, pleasure and harmony in the society!

Health of each is for all and health of all is for each -important
Rightly a day is observed “World Mental Health Day” tenth
Of Tenth month!For the young and young adults most essential
To keep their mental health spic and span!Growing up, dealing
With human rights violations, violence at homes and schools!

The Young spend most of their day on the internet – experience
Cyber-crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games.
Suicide and substance abuse on the increase; youth feel alone
And persecuted; Young adults at an age when serious mental
Illnesses can occur and yet they are taught nothing about
Mental health care: Time to make them aware of issues
Our youth and young adults are facing in our world!
What they need to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,76,000  views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 137th  view at 19.30 hrs yesterday viz Tues day  the Ninth (09th) October 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed the landmark ONE LAKH  AND SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND (1,76,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1258th day and 1370th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

 

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WORLD POST DAY-9th October.

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One of the essentials of life is communication
Oral or written-goes a long way in appreciation
Of each other near or far, does help in understanding
Communication has several dimensions-fast growing!

“World Post day” is today ninth October the anniversary
Of the Universal Postal Union started hundred and forty
Four years ago; the start of the global communications
Revolution, introducing the ability to write to others
All over the world. World Post Day started fifty years ago!

This day highlights the importance of the postal service.
Countries hold special stamp collection exhibitions!
There are workshops on postal history. International
Letter writing competition for young people conducted!

We remember the village postman and his great role looked for
The villagers as if savior has come bringing news
Who will also read and explain the contents to the joy
Or sorrow! Village Post master with his turban great friend of all!

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8th October INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY

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Today Eighth October is Indian Air force Day
This is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces
Responsible for securing our airspace and to take
Care of warfare during armed conflicts- fourth largest!

Since thirty two it has remarkable achievements.
Participated in four wars with Pakistan and
One with China. blocked advance of Japanese army
To Burma during World war Two.incredibly great!

Major actions include Operation Poomalai,
Operation Cactus, Operation Meghdoot and
Operation Vijay! Delivers humanitarian
Aid and disaster relief during natural calamities!

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 GALA GUNTUR GREAT! (Part I )

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As if to prove the oft quoted  statement that “Art and Literature of the highest type cannot flourish in a society which is increasingly becoming  mechanical and the society a rocket” the literary couple Associate Professors of English r Dr.Prof. K Gopichand and Dr. Prof Nagasuseela of JKC College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh have been celebrating the “GUNTUR INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL”     very successfully for the last “ELEVEN LONG Years without break.

For me and Nivetha, it all started with their invitation  through their website for contributing our poems for their proposed Anthology titled “TRANQUIL MUSE” during the Poetry festival in September 2018!
We submitted our English poems and the things moved very fast with three page long detailed instructions reading as-just to show how meticulous they are in organizing!

11th International Guntur Poetry Fest- 2018         
                        (21st & 22nd  September, 2018)
“Let us instill Peace, Love and Hope through our Poems”
 Welcome to the Eleventh International Poetry Festival.
Dear Poet,
*You have already informed us of your arrival & departure timings, but for double confirmation we request you to inform us of your arrival & departure timings again
along with your working mobile numbers.
(  Spl. Instruction:

* Poets are requested to come to the venue, JKC College, Guntur, directly. From there we’ll send you to the Hotels/ Guesthouses. Good number of taxis, A/C Non-stop buses and trains are available round the clock from Vijayawada to Guntur. Autos are available from Guntur Railway station/ Bus stand to J.K.C.College. Plz google the information.)
* Those who can’t make out for the Fest , Please  mail us your postal address.
So that we’ll send you the Anthology soon after the Fest.
Note:
There’ll be a Book Release ceremony at the Inaugural function. Those who would like to release their CREATIVE/ CRITICAL BOOKS /CDs /Posters etc along with the Anthology “Tranquil Muse” may bring the 5 copies and have your books / CDs released before a galaxy of Internationally reputed Poets & Creative Writers. They are requested to submit a copy to the Organizers, so that they’ll treasure it in the college library.

  •      Kindly let us know of your participation in the Book release session.
  •         Send us the details of the books/Posters/CDs :

The Title, The Publisher and a Brief note about the Book/CD/Poster in 5 lines.

  •      Also let us know… if there’re any changes in your arrival & departure timings.
  • Kindly Follow the Suggestions scrupulously:

1.Straight away read the poem when you’re invited on to the dais.
2.You are advised to render your poem with feeling & meaning to the audience.
3.Kindly see that your voice is loud and clear.
4.The whole programme is video-shot.(Local Channels will telecast the Fest )
5.Live Program me in FB will be given; Later the video is uploaded into you-tube.
6.There’ll be around 500 audience in the Auditorium.
7.Every Poet is felicitated according to our tradition.
8.Certificates will be issued to all the participants.

  1. Poets should write a message for Peace on the Canvas that is fixed at the garden.
  2. Once again confirm your participation along with your travel itinerary. Send us sms/whats app …besides the mail.(festivalpoetry@yahoo.com)

v  Thank you for your Cooperation and Contribution.
Spl. Note 1:
Dear Poets,

  1. There will be a Day and Night Poetry Rendering from 7.00pm to 12.00 Midnight in the vernacular languages.
  2. Poets who compose poems other than English language are requested to bring a few poems along with them, for recitation during the Night session.
  3. Poets are advised to explain the theme of the poem briefly before rendering it in their Mother Tongue.
  4. Those who are well versed in other forms of art are also welcome to exhibit their talent to the spectators.(Paintings/ Drawings/ Posters/ Cartoons)
  5. Dance, Song, Dialogue etc may be performed for the poets before dinner time.
  6. Poets are advised to bring their Traditional Costume …So that they can wear it on the first day.

Spl. Note 2:

1.You can have extra copies of the Anthology Tranquil Muse at the venue.

  1. Previous Fest Anthologies, 2008 to 2018 , (1. Heart –Throbs, 2.A Posy of Poesy, 3. Poets’ Paradise,  4. The Fancy Realms, 5. The Poetic Bliss, 6. The Enchanted World, 7. The Rainbow Hues, 8. Happy Isle 9. Chants of Peace10. Symphony of Peace, (Each Book is Available @ Rs 150/- Symphony of Peace is Rs 200/-) are available.

(* Kindly recommend a set of the Anthologies for your College/ Institution libraries*)

  1. A Collection of around 400 short poems on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Splendour ” is available for

                                                                                                       Rs 150/-

  1. A Collection of 300 haiku and Zen on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Mushrooms ” is available for Rs 80/-
  2. A Collection of 38 Short Stories by reputed authors titled “Voyage” is for-Rs 80/-
  3. A Collection of around 500 haiku on different topics in the form of a book entitled “SPROUTS ” is available for Rs 50/-
  4. A set of Six Computer CD s   entitled “Teaching & Learning Phonetic Skills, Vol I, Vol II, Vol III, Vol IV, Vol V, Vol VI (IPA Through songs, Pronunciation & Communication through visuals, Clippings and famous Speeches, Dialogues and Conversations)”Under the  Title Propelling Excellence are available for –Rs 300/-
  5. Posters on Rakhi, Ragging, Teachers Day, Positive thinking, Life, AIDS, Pollution, Friendship, Festivals, Floods,  etc …and post cards are available for sale.
  6. Kindly strengthen us by buying these works of art & literature.
  7. The amount collected is utilized for conducting the Future Poetry Fests.

                              With a wish to spread Peace

                                                  With a dream to evolve values,

With a will to save nature,

                               With a desire to serve nation.
Ø  Let us together make the Fest a Grand Success.
# Have a nice and safeJourney. Eagerly waiting to meet you all.
v  Have a look at previous fest links:
a href=”http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html”>http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/Technocrat-strikes-high-note-at-poetry-festival/article16546176.ece

http://hindu.com/2010/12/22/stories/2010122261480500.htm

http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/03/stories/2009070355110500.htm

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article3458292.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article969393.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/article2666370.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-

andhrapradesh/article2294784.ece?css=print

http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/22/stories/2009052250420200.htm

http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-04-28/Spoken-English-course-at-JKC-from-Friday-147475

 

Regards,

Organizers & Editors

11th International Poetry Fest-2018

P.Gopichand & P.Nagasuseela

Asso. Professors, Dept of English

09966893484/ 09985444686

Days rolled down fast and September 20th came and we boarded the Chennai -Vijayawada Shadapti Express and we were at Guntur by 13.30 hrs to be warmly  received by the Organizers and we were guided to a nice Hotel NANDURI RESIDENCY in Arundalepet.

About five hundred poets from more than 50 countries attended the Festival.

On 21st the session was devoted to Telugu poets. About 150 poets presented their Telugu poems. I also presented a Telugu poem titled “GEYANIKI REKKALU”- WINGS OF POESY English version is given below:

THROUGH THE WINGS OF POETRY

Oh! My beloved Mother Earth
Can you bless me with your hand

Verdant, fertile acre of land
Far from the madding crowd
Near the hillock and make me proud!
A well with sweet and copious water
A hut to protect from  Sun 0 a shelter
Spreading fragrance – plenty of jasmine
Smearing beauty through silky sunflower
Nectar filled coconut trees around me
Green lush lawn a treat to see!
Blessed with understanding spouse
To pursue the path of virtuous
Through the WINGS OF POETRY!
Dawn to dusk serving the cause of Nature
Thanking you for all they grace!
Oh! My beloved Earth
Providing life to all His creation
How do I show my grateful affection
Sure through bringing peace and amity
Love and kindness
Words and deeds
All in sweetness
All through the Earth!
In the night of 21st, there was a very lively session for poems in vernacular. It was indeed a great experience. I on my part presented the following Tamil poem:

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அமைதியை நோக்கி!

அமைதி, அமைதி, அமைதி-இன்றேல்
அழிவு, அழிவு, அழிவே!

அமைதியை நாடிப் போற்றிடுவோம்-இன்றேல்
அழிவை அடைந்து துயர்ப்படுவோம்!

உலகம் நாடுதல் அமைதியைத்தான்-ஆயின்
உலகம்  காணுதல் அழிவைத்தான்!

அன்பும் அமைதியும் உயிரென்றோம்-ஆயின்
அகிலம் காண்பது பூசலைத்தான்!

பெரியோன் புத்தன் புவியினிலே
துறந்தான் உயிரை அன்பினுக்கு.

அண்ணல் ஏசுவும் அவதரித்தார் – அவர்
அரக்கர் சிலுவையில் உயிர்விட்டார்.
அண்ணலைத் துதித்துப் போற்றுகிறோம்-ஆயின்

அண்ணலின் சொல்லதை நினைத்தோமா?

 

அமைதியின் பெயரால் உயிர் விட்டான்-அருமைத்
தலைவனாம் காந்தியும் சுடப்பட்டான்.

அமைதியை நோக்கி நடைபயின்றான்-அவன்
அன்பை நோகி நடை பயின்றான்!

அவனைப் பணிந்தே போற்றிடுவோம்-நல்
அமைதியைப் பற்றி வாழ்ந்திடுவோம்!

 

தலைவர் வழியில் நடந்திடுவோம்

தலைதந்து அமைதியைக் காத்திடுவோம்!

TRANSLITERATION

Amaidhiyai noakki!

Amaidhi, amaidhi, amaidhi-indrael

Azhivu, azhivu, azhivae!

 

Amaidhiyai naadip poatriduvoam- indrael

Azhivai adaindhu thuyarpaduvoam.

 

Ulagam naadudhal amaidhiyaith thaan – ayin

Ulagam kaaNudhal azhivaiththaan.

 

Anbum amaidhiyum uyirenroam – aayin

Akilam kaaNbadhu poosalaiththaan

 

Periyoan Budhdhan puviyinilae

Thurandhaan uyirai anbinukku.

 

ANNal esuvum avadhariththaar – avar

Arakkar siluvaiyil uyirvittaar.

 

ANNalaith thudhiththup poatrugiroam- aayin

ANNalin solladhai ninaiththoamaa?

 

Amaidhiyin peyaraal uyirvittaan – arumaith

Thalaivanaam Gaandhi sudappattaan.

Amaidhiyai noakki nadai payindraan-avan

Anbai noakki nadai payindraan.

Avanaip paNindhae poatriduvoam – Nal

Amaidhiyaip patri vaazhndhiduvoam.

 

Thalaivartham vazhiyil nadandhiduvoam

Thalaithandhu amaidhiyaik kaththiduvoam.   

 

TRANSLATION

TOWARDS PEACE!

Peace, peace, peace – lest

Perish, perish, perish.

 

Let us praise seeking peace- lest

Perishing we see suffering..

 

World seeks only peace – but

World sees only destruction.

 

Love and peace our breathing we say- but

What world sees is only struggle.

 

Great Buddha on earth

Lost his life for peace!

 

Jesus Christ  incarnate – he

Lost HIS life at the devil’s CROSS!

 

We sing in praise of Mahatma – yet

Have we listened to his views and voice?

 

In the name of LOVE he lost his life -beloved

Gandhi was shot to death!

 

He practiced walk towards peace

He practiced walk towards love!

 

We salute and sing in his praise- good

Peace we hold and lead our lives.

 

Let us walk in the path of leaders great

Even sacrificing all, let us  protect peace!

 

Next two days were devoted to English poetry and about 300 poets presented their English poems and I presented the following:

GLOBAL PEACE AND WAR!

                        

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Ambassadors of Peace-the assembled poets

From all over the world reading the Festival notes!

Global Peace well in the hands of Ambassadors of Peace

On the pressures we exert on the powers itching with ease!

 

Ages and ages have seen War and Peace in turn

In times of war world thinks of peace

In times of peace world plans for war!

It’s the war that brings the best in man

All that leaves when the peace is in!

It is the war that keeps the nation united

And keeps the forces at bay that divided!

Lo! Paradox of war and peace!

 

Love and peace  voice of the world

What we see in this mad,mad world

Going hellward with nuclear mould

Seeking superiority with deadly hold!

Voice of war that was hot and loud

Sure should yield to the voice of peace

With fragrance of love all over the cloud

Bringing rain of joy and plenty ll with ease!

 

Goodbye to the miseries of the past

Welcome to the mysteries of the future!

Unfolding universal peace and warless world

Unbroken joy and fearless nations

Healthy people and artistic minds

Endless love and deathless humanism!

Poetic disposition and and peaceful possession!

All we need on earth

All we have to work with mirth!  

  

Incidentally I was the only poet to have presented poems in three languages viz Telugu, Tamil and English!

The following poem was presented by S.Nivetha:

 

WINGS OF FRIENDS

We cannot gather al in one place

To have a wonderful joy and peace

All our fast and great memories on

Like that of the fast, moving fan.

Miles and miles to go walking with friends

The distance of those miles never ends.

Full of pleasure in joyous WINGS OF FRIENDS

Seen in all shapes and colors of kinds!

Love of the friend cannot be got from all

That flows through Niagara falls.

God creates and gives us great friends sure

For us to keep all our lives quite pure!

 

All the delegates were accommodated in different Hotels, Guest Houses, rest houses and fine arrangements were made to bring them on time to the Venue viz  Jagarimudi Lakshmiah Choudary Auditorium, JKC College, Guntur. A spacious A/c Auditorium.

Detailed program was gone through all the days of the Festival for the Eleventh Year!

College Management consisting of Dr. K. Basavapunniah, Former President NES, Shri J Murali Mohan, Secretary and Correspondent JKCC, Dr. I Nageswara Rao, Principal, JKC, Sri SRK Prasad Director PG courses attended the days and played their roles nicely.
Several Books were launched.
Panel discussion was interesting.
Peace rally awakened the public.
Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.
The card reads:
Pandora’s Box
Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

                                                                             

                                                                                                                                    

 

Several Books were launched.

Panel discussion was interesting.

Peace rally awakened the public.

Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.

The card reads:

Pandora’s Box

Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)

WORLD SMILES DAY-6th October

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. - Connie Stevens

“SMILES PLEASE”-photographers’ constant request to the all
To be photographed – as it adds beauty to the face tall!
Smiles – expression of peace and joy to be shared with all
Smile indeed an elixir of life that adds strength and power!

Smile in the mirror. …
Share your smile with the world. …
Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. …
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. …
Peace is the beauty of life. …
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.it provides spirit of harmony sure to be spread among all!

Let us smile and make others smile with us to develop harmony
A good goal in life to follow as a human being first and last!

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WORLD TEACHERS DAY 5th October.

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World Teachers’ Day- International Teachers Day, is today
October fifth. from Ninety Four, to commemorating
Signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning
The Status of Teachers, rightly addressing
Situations of teachers around the world.outlining
Standards education personnel policy, recruitment, training!

Focusing the continuing education of teachers, their employment,
And working conditions. The Day aims to focus on “appreciating,
Assessing and improving the educators of the world” and
To consider issues related to teachers and teaching!
Let us on this day pay our respects to our preceptors
Revered teachers all well in their noblest of the callings!

 

 

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,75,000  views.
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WORLD ANIMAL DAY -4th October.

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World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
ALL living beings-humans, animals, plants and trees
Are all the creations of Lord Almighty – love frees
The man’s mind from worries and promotes peace and harmony
Whose value is beyond the reach of all and -no money!

Being the co creations-all animals are my kith and kin
To be taken care accordingly and their hearts won!
Barathiyar infuses this in the minds of the young
Here are his words of wisdom original and in English!
பாப்பாப் பாட்டு
சின்னஞ் சிறுகுருவி போலே-நீ
திரிந்து பறந்து வா பாப்பா
வன்னப் பறவைகளைக் கண்டு – நீ
மனதில் மகிழ்ச்சி கொள்ளு பாப்பா!

கொத்தித் திரியுமந்தக் கோழி – அதைக்
கூட்டி விளையாடு பாப்பா.
எத்தித் திருடுமந்தக் காக்காய் – அதற்கு
இரக்கப் படவேணும் பாப்பா!

பாலைப் பொழிந்து தரும் பாப்பா! – அந்தப்
பசுமிக நல்லதடி பாப்பா!
வாலைக் குழைத்துவரும் நாய்தான் – அது
மனிதர்க்குத் தோழனடி பாப்பா!

வண்டி இழுக்கும் நல்ல குதிரை – நெல்லு
வயலில் உழுதுவரும் மாடு,
அண்டிப் பிழைக்கும் நம்மை ஆடு, – இவை
ஆதரிக்க வேணுமடி பாப்பா!

Sweet and pretty like a love-bird
You wing and soar my little child;
Behold the birds of iris hues
And be happy like them oh, child!

The bantam struts and pecks and eats,
Join that and play with it oh, child!
The crow in a swoop steals its food
Be kind to it, my little child.

The cow, that gives abundant milk,
Know her to be good, my dear child;
The dog it comes wagging its tail,
Know that to be a friend of man.

The goodly horse that pulls the cart,
The bull that ploughs the village fields,
The goat that does depend on us;
Foster all these, my little child.

Barathiyar will also declare to the whole world
“காக்கை குருவி எங்கள் சாதி”
KAAKKAI KURUVI ENGAL JAATHI”
That is
“Crow and sparrow belong to our caste”

Let us on this World Animal Day- fourth October
infuse the sense of kinship with animals to youngster
That will make them love their kith and kin for all their lives
Earth will turn into a heaven sure all in our lives!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,75,000  views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 190th  view at 19.30 hrs today viz Thurs day  the Fourth (04th) October 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed the landmark ONE LAKH  AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND (1,75,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1253rd day and 1365th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.