MANTHAN EVENT – ‘Ka.. Kavitecha’

Eeshani Godbole reports on ‘Ka.. Kavitecha’, the Manthan poetry recital event held on 24th September 2014…

Poetry is a form of art which helps us pour out our innermost yearnings, unvoiced desires and even the brightest of all hopes.

Like every year, following tradition, Manthan conducted a poetry recital program named “ka…kavitecha”. Young poets from our college presented poems which they had penned, while many others recited compositions by famed poets.

The Convener of the Manthan Club, Professor RR Deshmukh along with Professor J M Nagarkar and Limaye Ma’am graced the program with their presence.

Professor Limaye, Professor Nagarkar and Professor Deshmukh (Manthan Convener) graced the event with their presence.

Professor Limaye, Professor Nagarkar and Professor Deshmukh (Manthan Convener) graced the event with their presence.

Nagarkar ma’am melodiously presented a poem by famed poetess Indira Sant.

Nagarkar Ma'am reciting a wonderful poem.

Nagarkar Ma’am reciting a wonderful poem.

True to their word, the program delivered a plethora of poems encompassing varied emotions. Deshmukh sir also recited poetry by poet Shankar Vaidya and a poem about ‘the dance of democracy’.

Professor Deshmukh presenting a poem at the event.

Professor Deshmukh presenting a poem at the event.

A student presented a Ghazal which he had composed. ‘Powadas’ are said to be the soul of marathi poetry. A student breathed life into the evening with his powada.  Limaye ma’am presented a poem dedicated to mothers and motherhood. Poetry, be it lighthearted or laced with depth, never fails to leave a mark on our thoughts and being. A whole section of the program was dedicated to poetry laden with insight and deep messages.

Poems stressing on the necessity for the ban on alcohol as well as the less spoken about issue of surrogacy were recited.
The evening drew to a close with a poem about ‘aamchi mumbai’.

The event was met with a positive response by students and faculty members alike.

The event was met with a positive response by students and faculty members alike.

Commenting on the program, Professor Deshmukh said,  “The best part of this event is the fact that we encourage students to present poetry. Not just that penned by famous poets, but also the ones which they themselves have written. Poetry is a sublime art which needs to be encouraged. Manthan has always tried to provide a platform for all such budding poets from our college.”

Omkar Kulkarni, the Manthan secretary for this year said, ” This was the first of the many programs Manthan has to offer this year. The response I have received for this program from all the students has been overwhelming. I pledge my level best to maintain the stature of all the manthan programs. I hope that all the students from ICT will keep up this level of enthusiasm and contribute to all the events we hope to put up this year.”

Vishwajeet Patil, the host for the evening said, “It was an entirely new experience hosting such a different program. The poems we received this year were of an entirely new level. It was a lovely evening spent in the company of poetry.”

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