Global Kumbh of Poets in Odisha in Oct 2019
| Editor in Chief - Indian Observer Post - 22 Dec 2018

Prof. Achyut Samanta to Host 39th World Congress of Poets in Bhubaneswar 

 

  • 39th World Congress of Poets will be held at KIIT & KISS, Bhubaneswar in Oct 2019
  • More than 500 poets from 100 countries will participate
  • Besides, 2000 poets from India and another 2000 from Odisha will also join
  • Never ever such a big press meet was organised in Delhi to announce a literary meet
  • Global Kumbh of Poets will be held with several unique and innovative ideas
  • The inauguration on Oct 2, 2019, the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Special sessions on TOURISM POETRY at Konark and SPIRITUAL POETRY in Puri

 

Onkareshwar Pandey

Indian Observer Post

New Delhi, Dec 22, 2018: Odisha’s KIIT & KISS will be host of Global Kumbh of Poets in Oct 2019. Rajya Sabha MP Prof. Achyut Samanta is organising World’s biggest ever Poets Congress in which more than 500 poets from 100 countries will participate.

“Besides that, 2000 writers and poets from India and another 2000 from Odisha are expected to join in the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) which will be held at KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar in October 2019,” announced Prof. Achyuta Samanta, MP, Rajya Sabha(BJD), President of the 39th WCP & Founder, KIIT & KISS in a crowded press conference in New Delhi.

Never ever such a big press conference was organised in Delhi to announce a literary meet. At least, I never saw such press conference in the national capital. Being a journalist since the last 30 years, I have seen India’s biggest literary conference in Assam, which is organised by Assam Sahitya Sabha.

After seeing the gathering in one of the Sahitya Sabha Sammelan (Literary Conference) in Assam, Noted writer Khushwant Singh had written that it is kind of a Sahitya Kumbh. Now, Prof Samanta is all set to organise Global Kumbh of Poets in Oct 2019 with several unique and innovative ideas. Delhi media was quietly listening to Prof. Samanta, who was very confident, humble, and articulate in his address.

“The inaugural ceremony of World Congress of Poets will be held on October 2, 2019 coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It has been planned to hold special session on TOURISM POETRY at Konark and a special session on SPIRITUAL POETRY in Puri to promote tourism and culture of Odisha, in particular, and of India, in general,” said Prof. Samanta.     

“Besides this, on every day, one Noble Laureate will be present during this World Congress of Poets,” announced Prof. Samanta proudly but humbly.

Prof. Achyuta Samanta was accompanied by Mr. Jacob Isaac, Executive Board Member of World Congress of Poets &, World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), USA; Dr. R. K. Das and Dr. B. N. Nanda, Sr. Advisors, KIIT & KISS in the press conference held on December 20, 2018. However, Prof. Samanta

According to Prof. Samanta, World Congress of Poets will be jointly organised by WAAC and KIIT & KISS. “The decision to organise this prestigious event at KIIT and KISS was taken by Executive Board Members of WAAC, President of WAAC, Dr. Maurus Young, Sr. Vice President, Prof. Ernesto Kahan and General Secretary Dr. Maria Eugenia Soberanis during the 38th WCP hosted in Suiyang County of China’s Guizhou Province on the request of KIIT & KISS,” he added.

Founded in 1969, the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), a UNESCO-affiliated body, which auspices the World Congress of Poets (WCP) will also celebrate its Golden Jubilee along with the 39thWCP in 2019. Though WAAC is a 50-year old institution, it has so far conducted 38 WCPs. For the 3rd time, World Congress of Poets is going to be held in India. In a preliminary meeting, it was tentatively decided to hold the forthcoming World Congress of Poets from October 2 – 6, 2019. 

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Deemed to be University are two prominent academic institutes in India. The former is exclusively for the professional education having more than 30,000 students from across India and 50 countries. Despite being a very young university, it has secured an impressive position of 1001+ in the global university ranking of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

On the other hand, KISS is the human face of KIIT. It is a home for 50,000 tribal students - 27,500 existing students, 12,500 well-placed alumni and more than 10,000 students in its various satellite centers. The institute provides quality education from Kindergarten to Post-Graduation in a fully-free, fully-residential setting. It has the distinction of being the only university exclusively for tribal students in India and the entire world. 

Because of huge infrastructure and other facilities in KIIT & KISS, it has been organizing hundreds of very prominent national and international seminars, workshops and conferences since last 10 years. KIIT has hosted prestigious national and international meets like 99th Indian Science Congress in 2012 with 20000 academicians from across India and abroad. It was a fabulous meet organised flawlessly by KIIT. Similarly, KISS has organized Commonwealth Big Lunch in 2018 where High Commissioners from 50 Commonwealth countries had lunch with 27000 tribal students of KISS at one time and at one place.

Briefing media, Prof. Samanta said, “It is a matter of pride that KIIT & KISS will be hosting the 39th World Congress of Poets in India. There will be a good academic exchange as poets & writers from across the globe will come together. So it will definitely give a very good boost to poets & writers in our state Odisha and India also. Odisha state government will cooperate to make the World Congress of Poets a grand success.” We also seek support from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, he informed.

As WCP is being organized on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Golden Jubilee WAAC, it has been decided to name the award on Mahatma Gandhi, besides other D.Litt. awards. On the occasion, Mr. Jacob briefed about the history of the World Congress of Poets and Mr. Nanda put light on the organization of this prestigious meet in India. Mr. R. K. Das proposed the vote of thanks.

PHOTO 1:

(L to R): Dr. B. N. Nanda, Sr. Advisors, KIIT & KISS; Prof. Achyuta Samanta, President of the 39th WCP & Founder,KIIT & KISS; Mr. Jacob Isaac, Executive Board Member of World Congress of Poets &, World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), USA & Dr. R. K. Das 

PHOTO 2:

Prof. Achyuta Samanta, President of the 39th WCP & Founder, KIIT & KISS addressing the media persons


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