Ponda: Govt should organise ‘Kavyahotra’ in memory of late poet and MLA Vishnu Wagh, demanded poets on world poetry day.
Praising the contribution of former MLA late Vishnu Wagh in the field of music, literature and drama, noted lyricist Sanjay Borkar stated that government should restart the ‘Kavyahotra’ program conceptualised by the former to give plank to poets. The other poets supported the demand.
Sanjay Borkar spoke during the ‘Kavyankur’ multilingual poetry session to mark ‘World Poetry Day, organised by Vidhya Vruddhi Sanstha at Ponda.
VVS Chairman Uday Dangui, poet Nagesh Phadate, VVS headmistress Rukmi Dangui, Umesh Gaunekar, senior journalist Nilesh Naik, Mohinish Tilve of Anandghan YouTube Channel and others were present on occasion.
Recalling the ‘Kavhyahotra’ event conceptualised and implemented by Vishnu Wagh during his tenure as Chairman of Kala Akademy, Borkar said that it was a prestigious program-which gave plank to not only poets from the coastal state but also from across India.
“To get the liberation from Portugal’s rule and to spread awareness about it, our then poets and lyricists used their talent. It helped positively. Hence, the government should encourage writers by organising programs like ‘Kavyahotra; this would be a meaningful tribute to Vishnu Wagh; such a program needs to happen again and again every year.”
Poet Sanjay Borkar, who presided the poetry session, said.
Borkar said that Vishnu Wagh was a poetry connoisseur and had made Goa proud by contributing to various fields.
Around 25 participants recited their poems in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English.
VVS Chairman Uday Dangui congratulated all the participants and said that in future too, his institution will support academic programs. “We also wish to organise such programs for the students of schools from Ponda taluka. There may be many students who write literature but may not get plank to present,” Dangui said.
Poet Nagesh Phadate also spoke on occasion.
Umesh Gaunekar compered the program, Uday Dangui welcomed the gathering, and Nilesh Naik proposed a vote of thanks.