SRINAGAR The 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) will be held at KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar in October 2019, informed Prof. Achyuta Samanta in Kolkatta today.
Addressing a news conference President of the 39th WCP & Founder, KIIT & KISS said the congress will be held in association with World Congress of Poets &, World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), USA.
WAAC and KIIT & KISS will jointly organize the next WCP which is expected to be attended by more than 500 poets from 100 countries, he said.
Besides that, 2000 writers and poets from India and another 2000 from Odisha are expected to join. On the request of KIIT & KISS, the decision to organize this prestigious event at KIIT and KISS was taken by Executive Board Members of WAAC, President of WAAC, Dr. Maurus Young, Sr. Vice President, Prof. Ernesto Kahan and General Secretary Dr. Maria Eugenia Soberanis during the 38th WCP hosted in Suiyang County of Chinas Guizhou Province.
WAAC, a UNESCO-affiliated body, auspices the World Congress of Poets (WCP). WAAC was founded in 1969. Its Golden Jubilee will be celebrated along with the 39thWCP in 2019. Though WAAC is a 50-year old institution, it has so far conducted 38 WCPs. For the 3rd time, World Congress of Poets is going to be held in India. In a preliminary meeting, it was tentatively decided to hold the forthcoming World Congress of Poets from October 2 6, 2019. The inaugural ceremony will be held on October 2, 2019, coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It has been planned to hold a session on tourism poetry at Konark and a session on spiritual poetry in Puri to promote tourism and culture of Odisha, in particular, and of India, in general.
KIIT, a deemed to be University and KISS, deemed to be University are two prominent academic institutes in India. The former is exclusively for the professional education having more than 30,000 students from across India and 50 countries. Despite being a very young university, it has secured an impressive position of 1001+ in the global university ranking of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Prof. Samanta said, It is a matter of pride that KIIT & KISS will be hosting the 39th World Congress of Poets in India from October 2, 2019 coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. There will be a good academic exchange as poets & writers from across the globe will come together. So it will definitely give a very good boost to poets & writers in our state Odisha and India also. Odisha state government will cooperate to make the World Congress of Poets a grand success. We also seek support from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, he informed.
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