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World Poetry Day Observed On 21 March 2018



World Poetry Day Observed On 21 March 2018 - Details, History, Purpose, About

World Poetry Day is marked every year on 21st March across the world to celebrate and promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry. It is also the occasion to honor poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals etc.

World Poetry Day was first introduced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 21st March during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999.

World Poetry Day was adopted with an aim to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for nearly extinct languages to be heard.

The UNESCO also aims to give novelty recognition and encouragement to national, regional and international poetry movements across the world on World Poetry Day.

On World Poetry Day, people in large numbers are believed to join the initiative on 21st March on several platforms such as social media, organizing poetry events on local-regional, national & international level etc.

About Poetry

Poetry is one of the humanity’s most cherished forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity, which is being practiced from ancient times in every culture and region of the world.

Poetry has a power to communicate peace & to meet common humanity and shared values goals in a simple, captivating and expressive manner. Poetry continues to bring people together across all the continents of the worlds.

Indian poetry has a long history since ancient Vedic times. They were written in various Indian languages such as Vedic Sanskrit, Classical Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Telugu, Odiya, Kannada among others. 


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