Islamabad:March 20: World Poetry Day will be observed across the country on March 21 to celebrate the achievements of poets and encourage them to bring positive reforms through producing valuable literature.
Different literary organisations will arrange variety of events including seminars, conferences, contests, readings and festivals to mark the day.
The purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. Poetry as important genre of Literature can be used as a way to induce positive values in the readers, educating them to live a better life. Poets have a power to build a better world for all through their writings.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) declared the World Poetry Day in 1999. World Poetry Day also provides an opportunity for children, in particular, to be introduced to poetry at home and in schools.
Classrooms all over the world will be busy with lessons that seek to equip students with the necessary tools to identify the various types of poetry, examine the works of poets and engage in writing their own poetry.The news.