KIIT to host World Congress of Poets from Oct 2; Poets, Writers from 82 Countries to Participate

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University will host the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) here in Odisha from October 2, coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

More than 1000 poets and writers from 82 countries including India and 500 poets from Odisha will attend the five-day-long event.  ‘Compassion through Poetry’  is the theme of 39th World Congress of Poets.

This is the third time WCP is being hosted in India – on previous two occasions it was held in Chennai in 1986 and 2007.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and the President of 39th WCP took initiatives to bring this mega event to Odisha to promote the art, culture, heritage, literature, tradition and tourism of India and Odisha at international level. 

Various kinds of poetry including  Compassion Poetry, Wisdom Poetry, Tourism Poetry, Spiritual Poetry and Reflection Poetry will be held during the Congress.

The Wisdom Poetry will be held on 3rd October at KIIT, while the Tourism Poetry will be held at Konark Sun Temple on 4th October. The venue for Spiritual Poetry is Puri Sea Beach, Reflection Poetry will be held at KISS.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the 39th WCP on October 2.  Union Minister Prahlad Singh will inaugurate the Wisdom Poetry.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will grace the valedictory session on October 6 as the Chief Guest, while Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi will be the Guests of Honour.

During this congress, the highest honour of WCP ‘Golden Gabel’ will be conferred on Dr. Achyuta Samanta. Besides that, Honorary D.Litt. will be conferred on six eminent litterateurs and Honorary Diploma to five eminent persons.

Gandhi Prize for Literature will be awarded to noted Gandhian, Acharya Bhabananda from Odisha.

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled at KIIT campus on October 2 to pay tribute to the Mahatma on his 150th Birth Anniversary.

Poets and writers from 82 countries will also celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with 27,500 tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)  and inaugurate a library in the name of Karamchand Gandhi Library for the public.

The World Academy of Arts and Culture (UNESCO) auspices the World Congress of Poets (WCP) founded in 1969. The main motto of WAAC is to promote World Brotherhood and World Peace through Art and Culture.

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