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Hop on to Gurgaon’s poetry express

In an initiative to promote poetry and have a fun filled poetic session, Youth For Heritage Foundation along with Poets Collective is having a poetry session on the Rapid Metro in Gurgaon on June 5.

books Updated: Jun 03, 2016 18:00 IST
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A poetry session in association with Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon and Youth For Heritage Foundation is being held this Sunday, June 5.

How about making a journey laden with poetry leaving behind all your hassles, this Sunday? A poetry session in association with Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon and Youth For Heritage Foundation is being held this Sunday, June 5. The session will begin from Sikanderpur Metro station at 11 am and will go on for three hours.

When asked about how this idea came into being, Tauseef Ahmed, from Youth For Heritage Foundation, says, “We wanted to intertwine poetry with heritage. Poetry is a medium through which you can spread awareness too. We invite everyone to come and recite their poetry. The session will be conducted on a moving metro. This is the first time such an initiative has been taken. With Poets Collective, we conduct a session every month at restaurants and different monuments in the city. We were doing our regular events in Delhi which had few regulars from Gurgaon. They used to ask us to host a poetry event in the city.”

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The participants must board a special train from Sikanderpur Metro Station of Rapid Metro line. Each participant will have to collect a special entry token for Rs.100 from the counter. The same will be returned while leaving the station. Saumya Kulshreshtha, from Poets Collective, a group of poetry lovers that was formed in December 2014, says, “We are a group of poetry lovers. More than a reciting platform, we’d like to make it a listening platform. And when we hear each other out, it makes us so much more evolved as people. You understand each other struggles, what makes people happy. Its going to a be great and a fun session. We are very excited. Everyone can bring their choice of poetry to recite. We’ll try and intersperse the poetry of experienced poets with the newcomers.”

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What: Poetry Session on Rapid Metro
When: June 5
Timings: 10:30 to 2pm
Nearest metro station: Sikanderpur metro station on the Yellow Line