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10 November 2018

Mohammed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Government has already decided to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi for yearlong across the State with various important programmes, World Poetry Convention will be organized next year in the capital city here.

This was announced by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after the celebrities paid him courtesy calls at his residence Naveen Niwas here.
Addressing media after the significant meeting, the Odisha Chief Minister informed, “After grand success in sports, we are going to have the World Poetry Convention here as well as.”

Baroness Usha Kumari Prashar from United Kingdom said, “How delighted I’m to be at Bhubaneswar! This is for the first time I’m here. We’re going to have World Poetry Convention next year after the Hockey World Cup. It’s wonderful to see the smart city coming up. The World Poetry Convention will be a very remarkable event, particularly coincide with the 150 years of Gandhiji.”

In his reactions, Prof Ernesto Kahan, Vice-President, World Academy of Arts and Culture, USA said, “My point of view as a poet, I’m very very glad to know that the Chief Minister is a great great supporter of culture.”

On being queried what is the next future plan of World Congress of Poets, he replied, “The World Congress of Poets will be next year October 2 in this city. We expect participations of poets from all over the world. The occasion is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This will be a very big event for us.”

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Usha Kumari Prashar, Baroness, United Kingdom

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Prof Ernesto Kahan, Vice-President, World Academy of Arts and Culture, USA