११ बैशाख, २०७७
World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) applauds poets across the world
“World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)” used poems to inspire millions of people to fight the battle against Corona. Words are potent weapons for all causes. The best words in the best order are often referred to as poetry. “COVID TIMES POETRY” has been a competition that unwraps the poet in us to inspire and heal the world during this pandemic. Abdul Basit Syed, founder of International NGO “World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)” believes that words can inspire and cure the agony of staying indoors in times of lockdown. This event will be forever remembered.
“COVID TIMES POETRY” started on 27th March, as a multilingual poetry competition that inspired millions of people from four corners of the earth to stay indoors and break the chain of deadly Corona virus outbreak. It attained a global reach with zestful participation from countries like USA, UK, India, Albania, Russia and many more. All the selected poems were published on WHD Instagram page, which was read and appreciated, by millions of people in this world daily.
This news was well received to have “H.E. Anthony Carmona SC ORTT, 5th President of Trinidad & Tobago, as the Chief Guest of winners award event which took place via zoom on 22nd April 2020 wednesday 3PM U.K. Time World Earth day. The President received the 'Patron of Humanity' award.
Poets from many countries recited their inspiring poem, Mr. Robin Marsh, the Secretary General, UPF, U.K., introduced notable keynote speakers Mrs. Purnima Anand, President of BRICS International Forum, India, Prof. Dato. Dr. G. P. Doraisamy, Malaysia, Mr. Alex Davidovskiy, Writer, Israel, Prof. Dr. Zhenisa Cuni Graci, Albania, Mr. Bachaspati Regmi, Advisor of Neplease Community in U.K, Nepal. Ms. Hortensia Moreno, Founder AKI WestCoast TV and Radio, Canada, Dr. Sergei Dvoryanov, President, IDC, Russia and Mr. Ilya Bachurin, CEO of BRICS TV.
Followed by “WHD Humanitarian Award” ceremony concluding with Vote of Thanks delivered by Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of WHD.
Nevertheless, the eminence hit of “COVID TIMES POETRY” contest was possible because of its keen participants who helped uplift humanity with sympathetic and empathic poems in woeful times. WHD is looking forward to engage more such activities to win the war against COVID-19. So stay tuned!
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