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POETRY AND LITERARY GROUP OF ISC ENTHRALLS AUDIENCE.

The newly formed Poetry and Literary Group (PLG) of Indian Social Club recently had its mega inauguration at the coveted hall of the Indian Embassy in Muscat. The event was inaugurated by the Ambassador of India to the sultanate, H E Manu Mahawar. The poetry recitation by 27 poets from the Indian diaspora witnessed a full house until the end of the show despite Navratri, a major Indian festival.

The welcome address was given by the very popular and supportive, Suhail Khan, entertainment and joint sports secretary of the Indian Social Club, who has been the guiding force to the founder members since its inception. In his speech, he welcomed the dignitaries, the poets and the audience. He threw light on the importance of literature and freedom of speech and expressed confidence in the core committee of PLG and its passion for literary work and its commitment for great literary service to the community throughout the year. He also iterated the distinctness of the group in its approach and appeal from the other existing groups as its sole aim is to bring forth and celebrate the creative talent in the country and spread a literary taste in the community.

The convener of the group, the very famous poet, Tufail Ahmad, was the able compere for the evening, who kept the audience spell bound with his couplets dedicated to the poets and their works.

The highlight of the event was the unravelling of two books of poems by H E Mahawar amidst loud applause by the audience - penned by Dr Ritu Bali and Ravindra Sahu in English and Hindi, respectively. H E Mahawar in his speech spoke on the subtle contribution of such groups on the society and wished the group well ensuring all the help from the Indian Embassy.

The co-convener of the group, Dr Tulika Mishra spoke about the mission and vision of the group at length and the role of literature in the Post Modern age, where the inner void of suffering humanity could be balmed by the shared experience of love, compassion, tolerance and humanity spread through literature. She shared the dos and don'ts of the group and welcomed everyone who enjoyed literature from the audience to be a part of the Poetry and Literary Group.

She welcomed ShailSuman Singh, an accomplished singer on stage who captivated the audience with her original music given to a famous Hindi poem by a legendary poet.

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Oct 23, 2018
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