Shillong, Jan 10: Four poetesses from Meghalaya attended the 12th Convention of All India Poetess Conference (AIPC) in Hubli, Karnataka, and participated in poetry reading contest and traditional dance.
Two of them were awarded prize in poetry reading.
Professor of the Khasi Department, NEHU, Prof. Streamlet Dkhar, Minimon Laloo, Silbi Passah and Alfidarie Kharsyntiew went to participate in the conference which WAS held FROM January 6 - 8.
Professor Streamlet Dkhar and Minimon Laloo were awarded the AIPC award for their contribution to poetry and for the spreading of the Khasi Literature.
Later in the programme, the three of them showcased their respective traditional dance, called “ka Shad Shoh” in Khasi, choreographed by Silbi Passah.
Audiences and attendees included people from all over India and even from other overseas countries.
On the final day, all the attendees took part in a procession across the city of Hubli. It is reported that the four poetesses from Meghalaya, dressed in their traditional dresses, caught the eyes of many and are were shown live on televisions and local channels.
It needs to be mentioned that AIPC is one of the biggest ever Literary Organizations of women in India, dedicated fully to the upliftment of women and endowing a platform for poetesses. It was founded by Prof. (Dr.) Lari Azad, an internationally acclaimed litterateur, educationalist and social reformer, in 2000 and has gone international since then.