Sakithya Academy, New Delhi conducted a Literary Forum at Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti on 30th November, 2017. The Forum discussed in detail on the "Recent Trends in Modern Poetry". College Principal Dr.A.R.PonPeriasamy welcomed the gathering. Dr R. Kamarasu, Member of the General Body of Sakithya Academy presided the function.
In his address, Dr Kamarasu enumerated the various functions of Sakithya Academy and applauded the Academy's unique role to unite the people of India through the different literatures. Further he opined that literature serves as a panacea for the betterment of human thought and action. He desired that college students should take up writing as a profession and exhibit their views and experiences. "If two students start writing, it will be a success for this forum" he added. College committee President Shri Pon Balasubramanian offered felicitations and appealed to the students fraternity to raise up to the occasion and make use of this opportunity.
In the first session, Dr G.Kaliyamoorthy highlighted the significance of modern poetry in the midst of globalization. He advised the young students to indulge in self-love and self-respect. He opined that suicides among the youngsters are on the rise owing to the absence of low self-esteem. He explained in detail how human love is depicted in modern poetry.
In the second session, Dr Yavanika Sriram delivered a speech on "Post Modernism". He pointed out how consumer culture affected the young minds at this moment. He viewed that people have become on-lookers of things in the trade and waste a lot of money on buying unwanted things. He touched upon the literary productions of postmodern age in a lucid manner.
In the third session, Dr M. Aathiraman spoke on " Poetic rythm". He traced the origin of lyrical poetry and its varied form even among the unlettered people of the ancient Tamil Society. He also sang some folksongs with vocal music in an enchanting manner. Dr.Soma.Rajendran, Head, Dept of Tamil proposed a vote of thanks at the end. Assistant Professor Mr N.R.Sakthivel served as the Master of Ceremony of the Literary Forum.