HAFLONG, Nov 8 - “Poetry is not just another form of literature that speaks about nature, love and beauty. Poetry can also play a major role in bringing people closer and spread the positive news about one place or community among people of other places and communities,” said Kulendra Daulagupu, Executive Member, Tourism, here on Wednesday.
Releasing a collection of poems titled In love with Jatinga, written by noted poet and author Dr Tapati Baruah Kashyap at a solemn function held at the conference hall of the Circuit House here, Daulagupu also described poetry as a very strong form of communication that leaves indelible impression in the minds of readers.
“Poetry is a very strong form of mass communication. Good poetry makes such an impression in one’s mind that one continues to remember such poems throughout his or her life. Poetry also creates beautiful images in the minds of readers, apart from sharpening the imaginative capability of readers,” he added.
Daulagupu congratulated Dr Kashyap for bringing out the collection of 50 poems that describe her experiences while visiting different places of Dima Hasao district and said these poems would carry a positive image of the once strife-torn district to different parts of the world.
“As the book is also available online in both print and digital versions, it will definitely carry the beautiful images of the picturesque hill district to distant places. This, in turn, will also help attract tourists to Haflong, Jatinga and other places of Dima Hasao,” he said.
Speaking about the book, Dr Kashyap said the different images of simple and colourful people living on the lap of the Barail mountain would definitely inspire every poet to record the images through poems.
“Through these poems, I have tried to capture the captivating beauty not only of the hills, valleys, rivers and flowers in Dima Hasao but I have also tried to tell the whole world that here is one place on earth that one should visit to experience lasting peace of mind,” she said.
Presided over by noted litterateur Surjya Thaosen, the function was also addressed by Dima Hasao SP Prasanta Saikia, noted educationist and social worker Evelyntice Sajem, Nandita Gorlosa, Additional SP Pushpraj Singh, senior journalists Sukhen Phonglo and Anup Biswas, Rev Ettimon Rupsi and Maya Pohlien, among others.