Launch of an Anthology of Poems

January 26, 2022

H.R. College of Commerce & Economics launched its first anthology of poems of the HRites batch of 2020-2021, on the 73rd Republic Day of India, in an online event attended by young HRite poets, their parents and friends.

Mr. Kishu H. Mansukhani, President of the HSNC Board; Dr. [Mrs.] Pooja Ramchandani, Principal of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics; Chief Guest Mrs. Meghna Pant, a celebrated author, feminist, journalist, speaker, columnist & screenwriter, unveiled the anthology of poems - The Creative Young Bards.

The programme started with the Ganesha & Saraswati Vandana and Navras - the Moods, which are expressed by the poems too, by Ms Gautami Taggerse, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. Mr. Mansukhani congratulated the students & motivated them to write more and go beyond. He regarded this publication as a milestone for the college, HSNCU & HSNC Board. He infused all with zest by stating that he would sponsor the next anthology.

The Principal interacted with the poets & their proud parents and declared that the next anthology would be a combination of poems & short stories, this anthology would be a part of the college website & this publication would continue annually. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Meghna Pant adulated the poets’ works, asked them to keep dreaming & work hard to fulfill their dreams, shared some of her life experiences that had influenced her & asked the students to believe in themselves. Degree college Vice Principal Dr. Navin Punjabi encouraged the students as well.

The Creative Young Bards, HR Littérateurs and the Junior College English Dept. in-charge Miss Anita Gandhi too addressed the students, eulogising their myriad emotions and opinions expressed through their works. Miss Gandhi added that these were the first poets to be published by the college in an anthology of poems and they would leave a legacy for the coming batches of the HRites. Some of the talented young bards recited their impactful poems. A vote of thanks was given by Miss Anita Gandhi and the event ended concluded with the National Anthem.

The event can be viewed here