Celebration of the Republic Day ushered in a new literary forum styled Shabdasparsha that literally means embrace of letters.
Launched by orissamatters.com in the premises of The NEWS Syndicate, it commenced with a Kabi Milan (poets’ get-together), presided over by Prof. Bishwaranjan.
Poets Badal Mohanty, Durga Charan Sarangi, Girija Shankar Dash, Pabitra Mohan Maharatha, Akshaya Behera, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak recited their poems. In also reciting his poem, President Bishwaranjan focused on the speaking influence of poetry on progress of human society at every stage of revolution for a better world.
ORISSA MATTERS chief Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, convener of the forum informed that Shabdasparsha shall organize monthly interaction of poets in cause of Oriya letters. Associates Durga Charan Sarangi, Pabitra Mohan Maharatha and Devi Prasanna Nayak are in charge of organisation.
In his introductory speech Poet Maharatha briefed on why the Forum was felt a necessity. Vote of thanks was proposed by Poet Sarangi.