Monday, August 31, 2009
THE DROP OF INK
The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes - . W. Somerset Maugham
Sumantra, the Book Club at the Institute of Management, Nirma University gave poetry aficionados in Ahmedabad a whale of a time. The Club is organised an English Poetry Session “A Drop Of Ink” for seasoned and budding poets and writers today i.e. 30th August, 2009 in the auditorium of the Institute of Management, Nirma University. The Programme was open to all and was a platform for interaction between lovers of poetry and management students.
“A Drop Of Ink” has traditionally been organised in the Institute of Management, Nirma University as an internal event held every year with MBA students being encouraged to show off their creativity by expressing their thoughts on paper in the form of poems. The event was extended to include all colleges of all streams as well as the general public. The event was conceived with the basic objective of providing a platform to every person who wants to express himself in the form of a poem. The event is open to non-writers and other members of the public interested in listening to the poems.
The event attracted entries from a wide variety of people from housewives to techies at IIT Kharagpur.
When a drop of blood is shed,a nation is born;
But when a drop of ink goes,a poem is born.
This was rightly said by one of the poets at the event.