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Poetic Heart 2014 (Kabayan Weekly: 27.02.2014)

DUBAI–The soul was nurtured fully as poems filled the air inside the conference auditorium, Dubai Knowledge Village last February 20 in the third edition poetry symposium entitled Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity.

The event was organized and successfully hosted by Soka Gakkai International Gulf (SGI-Gulf) in partnership with the education cluster of TECOM which consists of Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City.

The agenda of the event involved poem recitation by 20 poets, as well as budding poets from schools across UAE selected by a panel of poets who shared their pieces of minds and tackled current controversial social issues concerning peace, discrimination, motherhood and pollution.

Special Guests of Honor included: Dr. Ayoub Kazim, managing director of TECOM Investments Education Cluster. In addition, youth from educational institutes across UAE and Japan as well as highly esteemed dignitaries from SGI Gulf such as, Dr. Akash Keiji Ouchi – SGI representative for South Asia and the Middle East; and Rakesh Tharoor – general director, SGI-Gulf were also present. RJH

The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity

One of the young poets representing from Academic International School Kinane Noori during his poetry recitation in the Poetic Heart Connecting Humanity at Knowledge Village Dubai last February 20, 2014 - Thursday.

Source: Kabayan Weekly ( (Photo by Robert Alfiler)