Esteemed poet and writer, Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma, unveiled his latest poetry collection, “Nayi Dishayen,” during a grand book release event held at Government College of Education Sector 20 on Saturday. The collection comprises 93 captivating poems that delve into the essence of life, encompassing various rituals and social concerns with an invigorating perspective.
The release ceremony was graced by the presence of distinguished guests including Dr Sapna Nanda, Principal of Government College of Education Sector 20, along with esteemed personalities such as Prem Vij, KK Sharda, Sushil I, Hasrat Narelvi, Ashok Nadir, Vijay Kapoor, Lajpat Rai Garg, Dr Anish Garg, Vimla Guglani, Santosh Gupta, and Neelam Trikha.
The book written by Dr Vinod is the third poetry collection, and before this, he has written two other poetry collections Badte Kadam and Shikhar Ki Aur. He has got good responses from the readers for these poetry collections.
His poetic journey began during his MA in Economics studies at Punjab University when his compositions were invited by the Hindi department. “When he went to give the creations to the head of the Hindi department, he asked whether these were his original creations. Hearing this question, my happiness knew no bounds. I felt I was heading in the right direction. I was made the student editor of the Hindi department,” he shared.
“After this, my creations started getting a new direction. My works started getting published in newspapers and magazines. After this, I became so busy with teaching and journalism that the work of literature had to be stopped but after an accident, the writing work had to be started. Writer Prem Vij joined the Samvad Sahitya Manch. I started sharing my creations on its WhatsApp group. All the litterateurs associated with this group appreciated my writings a lot,” he further added.
The litterateurs who did not know Dr Vinod also called him after taking the number from the WhatsApp group. Kedarnath Kedar was especially among those who praised his work. Ramesh Kuntal Megh, Dr Kailash Ahluwalia, Dr Chandra Trikha, Prem Vij, and most of the poets from the Tricity and across the globe appreciated his creations.