Aizawl, Feb 21: A group of people who take interest on poetry formed ‘Mizo Poetry Society’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mizo Poet of the Century, Rokunga here on last Saturday. The society will be headed by Prof. RL.Thanmawia and along with him five others viz. H.Laldinmawia, C.Vanhmingliana, C.January, F.Lalzuithanga and Lalhlimpuii have been elected as leaders of the society during a function held in Aizawl press club on last Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. RL Thanmawia said that Mizoram University, School of Humanities in association with Sahitya Akademy will host a ‘Poetry Festival for Young Mizo Poet’ at Mizoram University during March 15-16 and this will be a big event for poetry loving people to assembly together to unearth the richness and value of poetry.
The newly formed Mizo Poetry Society is also anticipating to celebrate International Day of Poetry on 21 February to be the first time in Mizoram, Prof. Thanmawia added.
The function to mark the formation of the society held in Aizawl press club was attended by sizeable number of students from University and Colleges and people from others parts of the state who have a taste of poetry.
The society has solicited any person who has written a poem either in Mizo or other languages for its member.