As part of its 175th anniversary celebration, Assam Rifles, IGAR (N) would be organising the 5th Nagaland Poetry competition 2010 under the guidance of Maj Gen Sandeep Singh,SM,VSM,IGAR (N).
According to a defence release, the poetry competition would be held on March 15 at 16AR auditorium.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio would be the chief guest of the events while Minister of School Education and SCERT, N. Konyak, would be the guest of honour.
The theme of competition is “Friends of the Hill People”.
A total of 2346 entries have been received with 100 best entries are being selected out of 1127 male and 1219 female young poets and poetries.
The Padmashree and Sahitya Academy awards winners from across the NE region of India are likely to take part in the competition.
The few prominent poets who would be present for the event include; Kalyan Gupta from Tripura, Director of Art & Culture Govt of Tripura, Prof. Streamlet Dkhar from Meghalaya, Head of Khasi Deptt NE Hill University Shillong, Mamang Dai from Arunachal Pradesh, noted writer, Prof Khiangte from Mizoram, head of Mizo department Mizoram University, Bijay Bantawa from Sikkim, Editor of Snowline Magazine, Raghu Leishangtiem from Manipur, Seike Academy, Rishi Raj Sharma from Assam, nephew of Bhupen Hazarika, noted Artist will also attend the ceremony.
The Poetry Society (India) (TPS) was established in July 1984. Dr. H.K. Kaul, Keshav Malik, Dr. J.P.Das, Dr. Lakshmi Kannan, Man Mohan Singh, Sunita Jain, S. Balu Rao, and Priya Devi became the founder members of The Poetry Society (India).
The Society was launched to promote Indian Poetry and look after the interests of poets in India