“WORLD UNION OF POETS CELEBRATES THE POWER OF POETRY: AIMS TO BRING A REVOLUTION IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF TIME.
Dr. J.S. Anand, from India, Ambassador of WUP, and General Director, presides over the Jury for the International Award WUP Prize 2016.
The World Union of Poets, was founded by KNIGHT OF MERIT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC (FOR POETRY) SILVANO BORTOLAZZI (POET AND WRITER) – PROPOSED IN THREE OCCASIONS FOR THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE – HONORARY POET OF THE OLYMPIC TOWN OF SESTRIERE – AUTHOR OF THE POEM TITLE OF THE WINNING WORK OF THE 5th FESTIVAL OF THE MOSCOW PORTRAIT (CENTRAL PALACE OF MOSCOW ARTISTS) who was born in Genoa, Italy, two years ago. Knighted at the age of 40, he has a huge cache of prizes and awards which set him apart as a man with a mission. His avowed aim is to bring peace to the world by bringing diverse cultures on a single platform and the only language that can do this magic is POETRY. The branches of WUP have been opened in almost every country and poets from across the globe are writing regularly in these columns. In a way, Silvano Bortlazzi has been successful in what our Peace movements have yet to achieve: A revolution in the Consciousness of the time. Thousands of poets with one voice declare that they want Peace in the world and differences make no difference.
The WUP organized several events to celebrate the WUP Day, as it is lovingly called. The most eagerly fought and waited for is the WORLD UNION OF POETS PRIZE 2016. Dr. J.S. Anand from India, Ambassador of the WUP and General Director, was appointed the President of the Jury. Other Hon’ble Members of the Jury included International Directors of the WUP Dr. Maria Miraglia, [Italy] Sh. Ashok K. Bhargava [Canada], Dr. Muhammad Shanazar, [Pakistan], Dr. Roghayeh Farsi [Iran] and Dr. George Onsy,[Egypt]. The result of this contest in which around 100 poets from across the world participated, was declared today:
- ABEGUNDE SUNDAY OLAOLUWA (WINNER OF THE “WORLD UNION OF POETS PRIZE 2016) —- 2) REENA PRASAD (2° PLACE); 3) MARIBELLA GENOVA (3° PLACE); 4) CAROLINE NAZARENO – GABIS (4° PLACE); 5) DEEPA CHANDRAN RAM [5th Place].
The Award Winning Poem: THE JOY OF WAR by ABEGUNDE SUNDAY OLAOLUWA, NIGERIA.brings out convincingly the evil reality of war. Although talking of war, the poet makes a powerful plea for Peace and cessation of hostilities in war ridden zones.
Raped teenagers are joy of Wars.
Wailing villagers are joy of Wars.
All War criminals are joy of Wars.
Kill-or-get-killed is War’s discourse.
POETRY PRIZE OF INDIA: WORLD UNION OF POETS:
SIMRAN ARORA (Title: I am an Afghan woman); — 2) Dr. Shabir ahmad Mir (Title: The 5 steps to nothingness); 3) Raj Babu Gandham (Title: Who am I) 4) Vijay Nair (Title: Mothers); 5) Dr. Prerna Singla (Title: The scavenger waits)
World union of poets – World Poetry Prize for Peace”: 1) AZA DADOU (ALGERIA) – Title of lyric: “Precious tears dad”; 2) AYOOLA GOODYNESS OLANREWAJU (NIGERIA) – Title of lyric: “For peace”; 3) ROMUALDO GUIDA (ITALY – CAMPANIA) – Title of lyric: “Primavera di pace”; ——— Honorable mention: 4) ARTURO AVERSENTE (SPAIN/ITALY – CALABRIA) – Title of lyric: ” Qué es paz
Issued by: Dr. J.S. ANAND, AMBASSADOR AND GENERAL DIRECTOR WUP.