The famous words of legendary poets like TS Eliot, John Keats and Wordsworth reverberated all around during the poetry session organised by Belletristic, the literary society of the Department of English at Shoolini University. Undergraduate students from various colleges and universities participated in the online event.
The session was chaired by Delhi University Assistant Professor Nidhi Sharma. The panel comprised faculty members of the English Department — Manju Jaidka, Tej Nath Dhar, Purnima Bali, Neeraj Pizar, Sakshi Sundaram, and students from renowned universities and colleges.
The students recited the poems of their favourite poets. The participants were, Rutvi Shah and Priyanka Kumari Zala from Christ College Gujarat; Yotasha from MCM DAV College, Chandigarh; Sriea Chakraborty from St Bede’s College, Shimla; Tishya Chawla and Irene Saira Rajesh from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University; and Ayushi Rakesh from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi. From Shoolini University, the participants were, Vandana Chauhan, Vaishali Thakur, Rsvika Tripathi, Garima Faujdar, and Snehanjali Panicker. The poets whose work was recited includes TS Eliot, John Keats, Sylvia Plath, Wordsworth, Maya Angelou, etc.
Highly impressed with the students’ performance, the chair of the session, Nidhi Sharma, appreciated the event. She also recited her favourite poem, ‘Velocity of Being’, by Ursula K Le Guin.
The head of the English Department, Prof Manju Jaidka, applauded the students for their commendable performances and encouraged them to be a part of such sessions in the future as well.
Prof Dhar also gave some valuable remarks followed by the other faculty members, Purnima Bali and Neeraj Pizar. The students also added to the discussion with great enthusiasm. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Neeraj Pizar.
Belletristic will take a short break for the students’ exams but will be back again after two weeks with more interesting sessions.