‘COVID Times Poetry’ draws global attention - South Asia Time

‘COVID Times Poetry’ draws global attention

 April 24, 2020  

London : In an effort to inspire people through poems to fight the battle against Coronavirus, the “World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)” organized a poem contest ‘COVID Times Poetry’ among enthusiasts form different parts of the world.

Abdul Basit Syed, founder of International NGO, WHD believes words can inspire and cure the agony of staying indoors in times of lockdown.

Syed said that this is a competition that unwraps the poet in people to inspire and heal the world during this pandemic.

The competition attained a global reach with zestful participation from countries such as the USA, UK, India, Albania, Russia and others.

Janaki Gurung, a social activist from Nepal, who participated in the poetry competition, received a certificate of winning.

   “COVID TIMES POETRY” started on 27thMarch, as a multilingual poetry competition that inspired millions of people from four corners of the earth to stay indoors and break the chain of deadly Corona virus outbreak. It attained a global reach with zestful participation from countries like USA, UK, India, Albania, Russia and many more. All the selected poems were published on WHD Instagram page, which was read and appreciated, by millions of people in this world daily. 

This news was well received to have H.E. Anthony Carmona SC ORTT, 5th President of Trinidad & Tobago, as the Chief Guest of winners award event which took place via zoom on 22nd April 2020 wednesday 3PM U.K. Time World Earth day.

Poets from many countries recited their inspiring poem, Mr. Robin Marsh, the Secretary General, UPF, U.K., introducednotable keynote speakers Mrs. PurnimaAnand, President of BRICS International Forum, India, Prof. Dato. Dr. G. P. Doraisamy, Malaysia, Mr. Alex Davidovskiy, Writer, Israel, Prof. Dr. Zhenisa Cuni Graci, Albania, Mr. Bachaspati Regmi, Advisor of NepleaseCommunity in U.K, Nepal. Ms. HortensiaMoreno, Founder AKI WestCoast TV and Radio, Canada, Dr. Sergei Dvoryanov, President, IDC, Russia and Mr. Ilya Bachurin, CEO of BRICS TV.

Followed by “WHD Humanitarian Award”ceremony concluding with Vote of Thanks delivered by Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of WHD.