Bhubaneswar, October 4 (LocalWire): Wisdom poetry has the power to enlighten our path, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Shyam Jaju said at the 39th World Congress of Poets at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) on Thursday.
“Poetry can make us connect to the movement that would otherwise quietly slip by us. Wisdom poetry is a counsellor helping us to understand one another batter. It can lead us away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity; it has the power to enlighten our path,” he said.
Jaju was speaking on the theme ‘Wisdom Poetry’ on the second day of the event.
“Wisdom poetry reveals an understanding that deep meaning can be felt in the details. Mahakavi Kalidas, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Shri Aurobinda and Atal Bihari Vajpayee are the greatest wisdom poets of India,” Jaju stated.
The symphony of human feelings like love, hate, betrayal, sensitivity, and duty can be seen as huge reflection in the work of great poet Kalidas, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, the member of Parliament from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi said that compassion is the basis of all morality. “The society doesn’t need anything more than compassion. Poetry is the great medium of compassion,” she said.
World Academy of Arts and Culture first vice-president Ernesto Kahan said, “Our generation is privileged. Until this generation, we did not have the resources to provide basic care to everyone.
But in this generation, we have the resources to provide education and primary health care to every single person in the world.”
He further stated that “Simultaneously, there is possibility and probability of destroying everything. There is a probability to destroy all humankind, to contaminate everything.
We have to be more cautious to protect humankind and our environment. Poetry is beauty and poetry is love. Maybe this world can be different from the combination of beauty and freedom, beauty and education, and beauty and love.”
Parallel poetry reading sessions on English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, and Odia languages on compassion were held on the day.
The second day of the event also saw the release of 67 books in various languages.