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Gokana chairman tasks students on effective communication skills during World Poetry Day

The Gokana chairman, Confidence Deko has commended poets and writers for serving as the mirror of the society and amplifying beliefs, traditions and customs through their graceful and stylised works, written or oral, through generations.

Deko gave the commendation on the occasion of the World Poetry Day, marked on March 21 each year to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The celebration according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) “encourages a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.”

He urged students to develop their communication skills by devoting quality time to reading, writing, learning other languages, singing and appreciating literary works.

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