meet" at Kalyani Hall
of Prabal Pramaniks Academy of Arts, Bhamlada.
Cultural co-ordination comes only with the exchange of ideas and the creation
of a literary and artistic ambiance. Interactive poets meet is an important way to
aclive this goal.
Poets meet in a remote rural area is rare indeed as most poets from
"outside" may be reluctent to believe that proper facilities and audience will
be availabe in a village far from metropolitan region.
Yet, this is an important fact as development in the cultural field is necessary in rural
area too. Neglect of sophisticated cultural facilities in rural area is a cause of
cultural blockage in northern india.
There are poets in the villages too and these poets write in folk styles.
As there is no proper platform for these rural poets, they hardly ever get a chance to
express themselvs to any real audience in Northern India.
"Poets meet" that co-ordinates rustic and urban poets on the same platform
provides a unique oppertunity for poetic interaction in different styles and value
Possibilities were opened when poets from rural and urban areas presented their poems at
the second poets meet at Kalyani gallery of Prabal Pramaniks Academy of Arts, in
Bhamlada. The ambience of the show suited not only the local poets, but also the renowned
poets from Pathankot.
Rajinder Prasad Rehhbar, Rakesh Nudrat, Puran Ehsan, Sunil Aftab, from
Pathankot, Suresh Pathania, Narsinghlal Agnihotri, Devraj Salotranath from Dhar block,
Neha Bhandral from Dharamsala, Sarvjit Kaur and Parmjit Kaur from Batala presented their
poems at this programme. The show was an interesting harmoney of different styles and
forms of poetic presentations.
The show was attended not only by many local people but also by students and staff from
Batala Nursing College.