Manipur University Celebrates World Poetry Day 2024 with Emphasis on Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Heritage

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Imphal: The Department of English and Cultural Studies, Manipur University, organized the World Poetry Day celebration in 2024 with the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” on the 21st of March at the Senate Hall, Manipur University. The event was graced by Prof. L. Lokendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, as the Chief Guest, Diganta Biswa Sarma, Professor of Practice at Dibrugarh University, and Prof. Soibam Imoba Singh, from the Department of Linguistics and Dean of Humanities at Manipur University, as the Guests of Honour, along with the President of the event, Prof. Irom Gambhir Singh, Head of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Manipur University.

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The primary objective of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Manipur University in celebrating World Poetry Day is to promote linguistic diversity and cultural heritage through poetic expression. It aims to foster creativity, inspire dialogue, and celebrate the rich tapestry of languages and cultures that make up our global community. The event also seeks to display the beauty of poetry as an art form.

Professor of Practice, Diganta Biswa Sarma, refreshed the idea of poetry for the gathering by re-communicating the function of poetry and art in three points: poetry and art embellish life with beauty, they make life more i

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