FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, February 20: All India Radio, Shillong today organised the “Poets’ Meet” titled “Ki Kha Parom Ha Ki Sur Poitri” (Folktales in Verse) at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Laitumkhrah, Shillong. The Poets’ Meet”, the first of its kind organised by AIR, Shillong is an attempt to have a better insight on the philosophy of the Khasi Pr community of Meghalaya as reflected through Folktales in Verse.
Renowned poets and litterateurs held at braining storming panel discussion on the theme, “Ki Kha Parom Ki Pynpaw Ia Ka Sain Pyrkhat Jong Ka Jaitbynriew” (Folktales reflect the philosophy of the community).
Delivering the Keynote Address on the occasion, former President of Khasi Author Society, Professor S.S. Majaw rrated the various folktales poetry form written by various poets of previous generations, while bringing to the fore some of the contemporary poets like Professor B.R. Kharlukhi, Dr. Pascal Malngiang and Oriwell Shullai who candidly penned their poems relating to ture to have a better understanding of community’s philosophy, to encourage and rectify those areas where the community has gone wrong. Referring to the poets who belonged to the older generation, Prof. Majaw informed that the poem, “U Sier Lapalang” written by Morkha Joseph tells about the deer med “U Lapalang” came to Khasi Hills from the plains of Brahmaputra.