WORLD UNION OF POETS DIRECTORATE GENERAL
“WORLD UNION OF POETS CELEBRATES THE POWER OF POETRY: AIMS TO BRING A REVOLUTION IN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF TIME.
The World Union of Poets, founded by Knight Silvano Bortlazzi, Knight of Merit of the Italian Republic [for Poetry], organized several events to celebrate the WUP Day, on 25th of April. The most eagerly fought and waited for was 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 Nigerian Poet, Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa, , 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.
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 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-Compania] – Title of lyric: “Primavera di pace”; ——— Honorable mention: 4) Arturo Aversente [Spain/Italy-Calabria] – Title of lyric: ” Qué es paz
On behalf of the President Sir Silvano Bortlazzi, and the Jury, Dr. Anand congratulated the winners of these competitions. He expressed the hope that World can be conceived as One only on an emotional plane, and this is the realm of Poetry. Elaborating on the World Union of Poets and its objectives, Dr. Anand who is Ambassador of the Union and its General Director also, added that our 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, its founding President, 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
Issued by Dr. J.S. ANAND, AMBASSADOR AND GENERAL DIRECTOR WUP