World Poetry Day celebrated globally on 21 March

World Poetry Day is observed globally on 21 March every year. World Poetry Day is being observed annually to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. It also aims to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to encourage the teaching of poetry as well as to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting.

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized 21st of March as World Poetry Day during its 30th session which was held in Paris in 1999.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Audrey Azoulay.

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