"World Humanitarian Drive (WHD)" adapted poems to inspire millions of people to fight the battle against Corona. Words are potent weapons for all causes. "COVID TIMES POETRY" has been a competition that unveils the poet in us to inspire and heal the world during this pandemic. Dr.Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of WHD, believes that words can inspire and cure the distress of staying indoors during the lockdown. This event will be forever remembered as "COVID TIMES POETRY" started on the 27th of March, as a multilingual poetry competition which inspired millions of people from all corners of the earth to stay indoors and break the chain of deadly Corona virus pandemic. It attained a global reach with zestful participation from sixteen countries like USA, UK, India, Albania, Russia and many more. The selected poems were published on WHD Instagram page, which was viewed and appreciated, by many people in the world.
This event was honoured by Hon "H.E. Anthony Carmona SC ORTT, 5th President of Trinidad & Tobago, as the Chief Guest of winners award event which took place on 22nd of April 2020. WHD acquired honour and pride in conferring Hon.H.E. Anthony Carmona SC ORTT with a Patron of Humanity Award.
Poets from many countries recited their inspiring words, Mr Robin Marsh, Secretary General, UPF, U.K., introduced notable keynote speakers Ms Purnima Anand, President of BRICS International Forum, India, Prof. Dato. Dr G. P. Doraisamy, Malaysia, Mr Alex Davidovskiy, Writer, Israel, Prof. Dr Zhenisa Cuni Graci, Albania, Mr Bachaspati Regmi, Advisor of Nepalese Community in U.K. Ms Hortensia Moreno, Founder AKI WestCoast T.V. and Radio, Canada, Dr Sergei Dvoryanov, President, IDC, Russia and Mr Ilya Bachurin, CEO of BRICS TV. Followed by "WHD Humanitarian Award" ceremony concluding with Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr.Abdul Basit Syed, Founder Chairman of WHD.
The enormous popularity of "COVID TIMES POETRY" contest was possible because of its keen participants who helped to uplift humanity with positive and inspiring poems in challenging times. WHD is looking forward to engaging in such activities to win against COVID-19.