Rhetorica: The English Literary Society organized an Inter-school acrostic poetry composition contest on the theme “Filial Piety” that aimed at digging out the expressionistic ideas of K.R. Mangalam student fraternity on 26 February, 2019.
The competition aimed at interjecting thoughts and emotions of students in a form that delights them and lifts their creativity and dexterity. The contest featured a unique pattern wherein the participants were to compose a poem on the theme of filial piety. Each student had to elite a relationship that they held close to themselves and express gratitude, respect, care and appreciation towards their chosen relationship; provided it exclusively talked about one’s parents, elders, siblings and ancestry of the family. Another attractive element of the composition was that the poem must be acrostic with respect to the relationship chosen. It means that the first letters of each line was used to spell the message.
Further, exploring the creative boundaries of the students, they were asked not to simply compose a poem, but to put forth the said emotion through visual expression, i.e. each student was to draw a picture that elucidated and justified their poetic work.
The students showed immense interest and participated with great enthusiasm. Around 31 participants from all schools of the University participated in the event. The contest was judged by Ms. Ritika Saxena from School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Ar. Sujit Sudhakaran from School of Architecture and Planning. The first position was bagged by Antara Naha (BA (H) English), second position by Nancy Gahlot (BA (H) Economics) and the third position was awarded to Abhishek Choudhary (BBA LLB).
The event turned out to be interesting and flexible, in terms of creativity, for the students. The Rhetorica Society concluded the competition on a successful note and acknowledged the fluidity of emotional expression of the participants.