World Poetry Day: Ever read Narendra Modi’s poetry? PM has a special message for you!

Prime Minister’s poetry has been published in book named as ‘Sakshibhav’.(PTI)

Celebrating the occasion of World Poetry Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared a collection of poetry penned by him with his 28 million followers. The PM, highlighting the occasion World Poetry Day, shared his poetic works published in Hindi and Gujarati languages. “I have occasionally penned my thoughts through poetry. The book ‘Sakshibhav’ is a collection of some of the works,” Modi wrote on Twitter. “Another set of poems, these in Gujarati,” he wrote sharing a link of poetry available in Gujarati language. Prime Minister’s poetry has been published in book named as ‘Sakshibhav’. An online version of the book is available at Modi website

PM Modi’s special affection with poetry is world known. On Friday, the PM took to micro-blogging site Twitter and shared his grief over the death of Gujarati language poet, novelist, short story writer and critic Chinu Modi. In his tweet, PM Modi said, “Passing away of Chinubhai Modi is a great loss to Gujarati literature. My condolences. His works & literary flair will always be remembered.” Chintan Modi, the famous Gujarati poet, was admitted to hospital after a heart attack last week. BJP chief Amit Shah had also mourned Chintan Modi’s demise.

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World Poetry Day, which is celebrated on 21 March, is special day observed in respect towards the practice of poetry by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The special day is celebrated with an aim to to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. The UNESCO session, while declaring the day, had said that day is observed to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.

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