Perugu Ramakrishna- Nellore, India

Perugu Ramakrishna perugu.ramakrishna@gmail.com Nellore, India

Narayana Engineering College, Nellore ,India
Date: 22-09-2012
Address: Narayana Avenue, Muthukur Road, A.K. Nagar (post), Nellore, A.P. – 524004
Website: http://www.necnellore.com

A report on the event of 100 TPC at Nellore, A P, India on 22-09-2012

A very successful reading took place in today’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change event in Narayana Engineering College, Nellore,Andhra Pradesh,India to i.e on 22-09-2012 from 3.00 pm to 06.00pm organised by me.

A good gathering of students and invited poets from different places of the state and staff of College enjoyed the session. Tansneem, a student invited the guests on to the dias. Dr.G Jagadeeswara Reddy, principal and chief guest, poet fellow, and internationally reputed poet Perugu Ramakrishna presided. Guest of honour included Allu Bhaskar Reddy, a young poet from Bangalore Yaseen Anwer, Founder and Managing Editor, Poets Corner, Programme Coordinator, Dr Sarojadevi, Head English Dept, NEC,and Eminent Poet M V S Sathyanarayana who inagurated poetry reading session shared the dias.

Poet Perugu explained the concept of 100 TPC. A poetry anthology “Musings -A Mosaic” published by Poets corner with 53 eminent poets from India and abroad got released by Chief guest Dr Jagadeeswara reddy and allu Bhaskar Reddy.

Dr Sarojadevi reviewed the anthology. The poetry reading went in a very diciplined way in three languages. 8 students from NEC rendered their poems and emerged as young and fresh poets. 4 Invited poets, and 4 poets on dias rendered worthy poems on several contemporary contents. Allu Bhaskar Reddy defined change in broader perspective. 5 poets read in local Telugu language, one in National Hindi Language and the remaining 10 in the world language, English. Hence this became a multi-lingual poetry reading event. Local issues, environmental pollution, bio-diversity, ecological balance, Mother, Father and other issues were well represented in the poetry. A group photo of poets who presented poetry was taken and the programme closed with the vote of thanks by Associate Prof Qaram John.”

 

Rama Krishna Perugu is a Tax Officer by profession, but poetry is his passion. He was born in Nellore, India, and has been writing poetry in Telugu for 30 years. He has some nine books to his credit and much of his work has been translated into other Indian and world languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Japanese, Romanian and English. Among his books are two edited short story anthologies by writers from the Nellore district. Perhaps his best-known work, Flemingo (2004) is a long poem that was published in English in 2006.

His poetry has been published in numerous web journals and he now administers two Facebook pages: Indian Poetry Society and the International Poets Society. He has been a recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Andhra Pradesh Government Best Poet Award in 2008, Outstanding Intellectual of 21st Century Award 2007, and the Editors Choice Award from USA,Creative Gaint-2010 from Orissa.Currently recipient of Prestageous Excellency in Poetry Award from 22nd WCP,Greece in 2011.

Yaseen anwer Poet and Founder -Poet corner ,Bangalore awarded with Young poet Award -2012 by the Indian Poetry Society (Founder-Perugu )in 100 TPC event ..Nellore

 

 

 

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Presented Certificates to Narayana Engineering College young poets who participated in 100 Thousand Poets for Change pro in September2012…

 

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7 Responses to Perugu Ramakrishna- Nellore, India

  1. Ameena Shaik -Poems
    LET’S PRAY FOR PEACE

    peace is a joy
    joy is peace;

    peace is a smile,
    smile is peace ;

    peace is a happiness,
    happiness is peace;

    peace is a prayer,
    prayer is peace!!!
    I never expect peace
    from other people first;
    I always expect peace
    from my heart first;

    I always aimed to
    search for peace in my life;
    And i got success
    in seeking for peace in my life;

    I never expect peace
    from gold and diamonds;
    I always expect peace
    from everyone’s well-being and happiness;

    I always aimed to
    fill a drop of peace in everyone’s heart;
    And i got success to flow
    a stream of amity to reach everyone’s heart!!

    Peace is a place,
    where there is no hatred and violence;

    Peace is a place,
    where there is joy and happiness;

    peace is the source,
    for trust and humanity;

    peace is the source,
    for faith and prosperity;

    Peace is a feel,
    which we need in our life;

    Peace is a feel,
    which we lack in our life;

    Peace is the power,
    which can end the fear and worries;

    Peace is the power,
    which can end the war and conflicts;

    TEARS OF TREES

    Everyone in this world knows who i am
    If you don’t know let me tell you who i am

    Oh human! I am the one who feeds you in hunger
    I am the one who provides you fresh air

    I am the one who can feel and smile
    oh human! i am the tree who can also cry

    I am the one who protects you from sun and rain
    oh human! but you are the one who kills me in vain

    I am the tree who makes your life exist
    oh human! you are the one who makes me in extinct

    oh human! please let me live and don’t kill me
    I am the tree who is your friend, not an enemy!!

  2. OUR SUPER HEROS
    By M V S Sathyanarayana -Author of three Collections- Golden Lotus,Plastic faces, and Wheels

    He tucks a blue shirt into a red trouser,
    dons an yellow tie and wears a pair of white shoes.
    With a broad grin showing all his teeth,
    adjusting his oily wig
    and wiggling his chin
    he winks at the heroin

    Yeah! He’s our handsome hero on screen.
    But my friends, don’t try this
    on streets or at home
    even though you are his biggest fan.

    He somersaults and raises 5 feet into the sky,
    fights a 100 macho-men or even a deadly demon
    without slipping the burning cigarette from lips,
    without ruffling his wig-hair
    and without soiling his gaudy attire.

    Yeah! He’s our handsome hero on screen.
    But my friends, don’t try this
    on streets or at home,
    even though you are his biggest fan.

    In one gulp he can consume
    one full bottle of dark wine.
    With ruddy protruding eyes
    creased with hanging skin pouches below
    he can woo the most beautiful women in the world.
    He can sing like Tansen
    and dance like Michael Jackson.

    Yeah! He’s our handsome hero on screen.
    But my friends, don’t try this
    on streets or at home
    even though you are his biggest fan.

  3. Poems By Dr Sarojadevi .K
    Head of the Dept ,English-Narayana Engineering College ,Nellore,India

    1.MY WORLD

    Oh! My lord! Let me born
    In a world
    Where my head raises in sovereignty
    Where my hands stretch in brotherhood
    Where my feet land in solace
    Where my eyes open in social justice
    Where my fellow-creatures stay safe
    Where my fellow- beings live long
    Where my soul remains for sanctity
    Where my society stands for morality
    Where my life ends in bliss
    Where the world is without prejudices!

    2.CHANGE – IS IT A SIGN OF GROWTH

    Change is a sign of growth , isn’t it ?
    The flourishing changes
    social, political and environmental
    palatable or inevitable ?
    The growth of mechanization
    yielded in pollution
    The growth of modernization
    yielded in self- Alienation
    The growth of IT Revolution
    yielded in de- humanization
    The growth of Globalization
    yielded in derision

    Craving for prosperity
    Passion for technology
    Craze for comfort
    Made us
    Blind to the Threat of Global-warming
    Deaf to the screams of Habitat
    Dumb to the pangs of misanthropism

    The struggle for monopoly
    Ended in chaos and mystique

    Change for growth
    a fallacy, a myth
    Let’s arise, awake
    And stop not, till the world is changed-
    For a virtual, eco-friendly
    And nourishing environment.

  4. DEATH KNELLS..!
    by Perugu Ramakrishna ,India

    Melded with the earth

    and nature…

    hasn’t the human life

    became mystified and beatified?

    How old is the human love

    with the flora and fauna?

    With soil and cattle, the human bond

    how long, how strong?

    And how preciously preserved the man

    in his heart that camaraderie with nature

    and walking along

    the time trail from eons.

    When watch the green world around;

    when approach the feet of an enormous tree

    with bowing boughs

    I feel as if I reached the lap of my mother.

    Clean or serene

    The Creator who made this earth

    an arable, fruitful and flourishing heaven

    for his offspring, the man.

    To Him

    a thousand Pranaams!

    How many beautiful creations,

    how many colours and lovely euonymus;

    He painted with skill on this earth!

    To that soulful artist

    a thousand kowtows!

    But see the misfortune!

    Pollution smirches and blurs

    our dream of beauty.

    The dreamland of azalea, garden balm and myrtles

    though which I flew so far like a butterfly

    now is leading to an arid land, a dirty track

    a stinking quagmire…

    where smoke pipes are sprouting…..

    O’ God! Yesterday’s lovely green fields

    with long, long kerbs and symmetrical plant-beds

    had turned today into stinking prawn-ponds

    and bathing in burning acid chemicals!

    Who are those horrific spectres, besmeared with blood

    all over their bodies

    Shoving the greens into a mortuary?

    The once lovely green earth now ruined

    is offering greyish brown ashes to the humans!

    All those evaporated oils from earth

    are in turn showering acid rains!

    For every man, the other man is a stranger

    For every man, even the Mother earth is a stranger…
    how did grow this distance and since when?
    The black nightmares we see when close our eyes
    are very much alive around us…obscuring the real world

    Oh! Every occupation is a business; a ruthless business!
    The green-woods those filled and lived in our hearts since eons
    are now just fossils of memory!

    On this ever-warming up poor Earth
    death-knells are ringing, burning every fibre of life!
    What can we do, but invite searing summers all the year?!
    On the heaven where we once amassed soothing moonbeams
    and walked over dewy green fields,
    now trudging over bridges of skeletons!

    Before a all-new prohibited world-abode
    peeling out our body-rinds
    standing we are stark naked!

    Beware! Beware!
    When the man has turned selfish
    and devouring his own Mother Earth
    one day The Mother Earth
    pounces back as an apocalypse
    and gulps in a jiffy the whole of humanity…
    taking the form of Divine Bhadra Kali!

    Telugu Original ;Mruthyu Ghantikalu
    Translation: MVS Sathyanarayana..India

  5. DREAM & REALITY

    Dream of those shores you can never reach.
    Dreams are richer than the real.

    Dump your wish-list deep under your heart’s niche
    before they crush under the time-wheel.

    Look once at the truth standing before you
    like a mirror, candid and clear.
    All those who wield willows
    can’t bloom as Sachin Tendulkars.
    And lo each and every brain doesn’t flourish
    into the genius of Dr. Abdul Kalam.

    There is something beyond mastery,
    no gain often by blowing the brains,
    and no win by moving the earth and heavens.

    Real knowledge eludes memory boosters
    and true wisdom betrays motivation lessons;
    believe me, schools can’t manufacture true champions.

    Greats are born-great, with congenital flairs.

    Forgetting this taxing we are our children’s tender brains and imposing on them
    our impoverished dreams

    We wish to see them at the heights
    we could never scale during our times.

    Think once; aren’t we wearing down
    their tender muscles and subtle nerves
    with loads of books and useless discipline;
    robbing them of their days golden;
    those we can never bring back again.

    Kids are kids; like tender rose buds.
    Give some respite to their childhood.
    Allow them to grow free into true humans
    with love, piety and patriotism;
    not necessary they all become Sachins and Kalams.

    BIRDS! WHERE DO YOU GO?

    Flocks of crows and parrots I found that morn
    Noisily crowing and chirruping in my verandah
    My wife was happily feeding them with grains
    “From where came all these?”, I asked with awe

    “After three days camp you came late in the night”
    “Haven’t you found something missing”, she told
    Sadly, pointing at the other side of the road
    Yes! The grand old Neem tree is not there!!

    I recalled how as a kid I played monkey games on it,
    Some forty years ago and what my granny used to say
    “They are two trees, Neem and Aswatha, in a tight
    Holy embrace! Kneel before them, namaskaar and pray”

    My wife woke me up abruptly from all that nostalgia
    And continued, “They felled it for road widening”
    “But I’m happy all these birds will stay in this vicinity,”

    Wiping my moistened eyes, I grumbled suppressing
    My anguish, “Birds cannot live in buildings like us
    In a day or two; they leave us for ever in distress
    They have ahead for sure, a very, very long journey
    Nowadays, it is not that easy to find a big tree.”

    (Neem: Margosa tree
    Aswatha: Ficus Religiousa tree
    Namaskaar: Showing respect with folded hands)

    Poems By M V S Sathyanarayana,Nellore ,India

  6. Rama Krishna Perugu is a Tax Officer by profession, but poetry is his passion. He was born in Nellore, India, and has been writing poetry in Telugu for 30 years. He has some nine books to his credit and much of his work has been translated into other Indian and world languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Japanese, Romanian and English. Among his books are two edited short story anthologies by writers from the Nellore district. Perhaps his best-known work, Flemingo (2004) is a long poem that was published in English in 2006. His poetry has been published in numerous web journals and he now administers two Facebook pages: Indian Poetry Society and the International Poets Society. He has been a recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Andhra Pradesh Government Best Poet Award in 2008, Outstanding Intellectual of 21st Century Award 2007, and the Editors Choice Award from USA,Creative Gaint-2010 from Orissa.Currently recipient of Prestageous Excellency in Poetry Award from 22nd WCP,Greece in 2011.

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