Modi College celebrates Punjabi Week with poets

Modi College celebrates Punjabi Week with poets

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Patiala, November 26

The Postgraduate Department of Punjabi, Multani Mal Modi College, organised a discussion with Sahitya Akademi award winner Punjabi poets to celebrate ‘Punjabi month’ and to engage students with new trends in Punjabi poetry

Dr Gurdeep Singh, head, Department of Punjabi, formally introduced poets Ranjeet Sarawali and Prof Deepak Dhalewa. He said each era of poetry was product of its times. These two collections of poetry, ‘Pani Utte Meenakaari’ and ‘Malaha toh Bina’ were evidence of this fact, he added.

College Principal Dr Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the poets. He said as a literary art the poetry of their times was passing through an existential crisis because of its disassociation with the ground realities of their land.

Addressing students, Ranjeet Sarawali discussed his life events and inspiration behind becoming a poet. He said for becoming a good writer one must pass through the inevitable pain of hard work and endless experiences of struggling with adversity. He motivated students to engage with the socio-political conditions and issues of society to make their writings truthful and realistic. He also shared some of his poems from his collection, including ‘Pani utte meenakari’.

While interacting with students Prof Deepak Dhalewa spoke about the process of his poetic journey. He said sensitivity and intelligence were important for a poet. A good poet must understand the meter, symbolism, context and the form of his poems, he added. He also discussed the significance of a rhythmic tone and ability of the poet to impact all senses of readers or listeners. — TNS

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