Over 400 students attending Paravasthu Padya Peetham sessions

Personality development is not a new concept. It has been in existence for 400 years — not merely in the form of books and texts, but delivered through poems.

To promote the significance of poems and verses, and to enable children understand the right expression of poetry, Paravasthu Padya Peetham is organising a free poetry recital session at Visakhapatnam Public Library every Sunday.

Close to 400 students are attending the session from schools such as Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Sishu Vikas School, Ravindra Bharathi School, Won World School, and Sri Krishna Vidya Mandir.

K. Sravani, a Class IX student, comes all the way from Madhuranagar to learn the recital with perfection. P. Dhana Lakshmi, another participant, feels that the traditional way of learning poetry is gradually fading.

“The platform provides us an opportunity to learn how to express poems the right way,” she says.

With a message

Verses composed by great poets such as Nandi Thimmana, Bammera Potana, Duvvuri Rami Reddy, and others of the modern era are being taught. Each poem carries a message like time management, conquering one’s vanity, protecting values, and leading a principled life.

The idea is to let the participants understand the meaning of poetry, get the right expression, and promote Telugu literature, says peetham founder Paravasthu Phanisayana Suri.

“With English language taking an upper hand now-a-days, it is imperative to promote our regional language too,” he opines.

A team of Telugu pandits, comprising Meegada Ramalinga Swamy, Datti Appala Naidu, Attili Sankar, and Mr. Phanisayana Suri take turns to impart the recital.

A competition will be held on August 25 at Gurajada Kalakshetram. The sessions will continue every Sunday till August 12 from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Further information can be had on the phone numbers 9494812323 or 9494822323.

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