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Ministry of Culture to mark World Poetry Day today

THE Ministry of Culture and Sports will hold on Thursday a cultural forum to mark the World Poetry Day. The forum is being organised by Qatar Poetry Center and the Committee of Poets’ Affairs (Poetry Majlis) at Katara.
The Director of Qatar Poetry Center Shabib bin Arar al Rzmani said celebrating World Poetry Day comes as part of the vision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to build a physically and mentally healthy society.
He said the event would support both famous poets as well as aspiring ones. He stressed commitment of the centre to promote poetry in society, highlighting that observing World Poetry Day aimed at gathering all of the country’s poets in one place.
Member of the Poetry Majlis Mohammed al Shahwani stressed the importance of the day, saying it reflects the country’s appreciation of poets. He also expressed his appreciation for the Qatar Poetry Center’s cooperation.
World Poetry Day was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world

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