A series of events, as part of the celebration of the Year of Literature in Russia-2015, was organised at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) jointly with the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre and Institute of Russian Language of the RCSC on January 19, 2015.
The chief participant of the programme was the writer and poet Oleg Borushko, Chairman of the International Festival of Russian Poetry and Art “Pushkin in Britain”. Prof. R. Kumar, President, INDAPRYAL, Prof. Sankar Basu, President, DAASAI, Ms. Tatiana Perova, Head of the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre, and Ms. Tatiana Shipilova, Director, Institute of Russian Language were present on the occasion.
The programme comprised a seminar “Modern Prose and Poetry Today”, “Evening of Poetry”, “Russian Literature of the Soviet Period (1970-1990)”, and the Master Class “Modern Russian School of Analysis of Literary Works”.The event was attended by Russian and Indian teachers of Russian language and literature, representatives of Parichay Sahitya Parishad, DAASAI members, as well as students of the Institute of Russian Language, and Russian compatriots.
In the course of his address relating to the Evening of Poetry, Oleg Borushko disclosed a broad account on his life and works, his experience of holding, since 2003, the annual international festival of Russian poetry “Pushkin in Britain”, annual poetic and translation competitions abroad, etc. aimed at familiarising the people with the culture of Russia, Russian language, support and promotion on creativity of Pushkin, etc. A number of Pushkin’s poems were recited by Oleg Borushko on the occasion.
Participating in the literary evening, those who recited their poetic works included the noted Hindustani poets such as Ms. Urmil Satyabhushan, President, Parichay Sahitya Parishad, Dr. Lakshmi Shankar Vajpai, Subhash Chandar, Dinesh Sony, Ms. Aarti Smit, Anil Verma, Seemab Sultanpuri, Aadesh Tyagi, Pradeep Jain, Sarvesh G., and others.
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