World Poetry Day celebrated by Writers International Network

WORLD Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21. It was declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and as the original UNESCO declaration says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.”
Ashok Bhargava, President of Writers International Network of Canada, brought the celebration of World Poetry Day to Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre in Vancouver.
Global poets were invited to join in the celebrations by submitting poems to create a “Wall of Poetry” for people of Vancouver to read and enjoy poems on peace.