Vice president M Venkaih Naidu attended the valedictory ceremony of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Sunday.
On this occasion, Vice President presented Honorary Degrees and Awards for Excellence to poets, writers and other eminent personalities. He also released an Anthology of poems.
Speaking on this occasion, Vice President said that Poets have the capability to be influencers and opinion-makers. He added that poetry can serve as a powerful catalyst that could hasten the process of social transformation. He also urged schools to make poetry reading and appreciation a compulsory part of the curriculum.