Sahitya Akademi is organising the North Eastern and Southern Poetry Festival at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium on DB Road in R.S. Puram on February 25 and 26.

The inaugural session on Saturday would be attended by K. Sreenivasa Rao – Deputy Secretary of Sahitya Akademi, Convenor of Tamil Advisory Board Sirpi Balasubramaniam, Vice-President of Sahitya Akademi Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan - B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar besides renowned poets. Poetries in Assamese, English, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Tamil, Nepali, Kokborok and Telugu would be read. A book exhibition by the Akademi with 20 per cent discount on all publication will also be organised at the Bhavan premises. On both the days, there would be cultural programmes .