Spring Daleans wax lyrical as alumnus returns to launch her poetry book
There is more to poetry than mere words woven into a beautiful couplet. A vigorously rendered rhyme is like the majestic Shahin (peregrine falcon), which soars very high, and by its astuteness, achieves more introspective mileage on issues of personal and public interest than any other form of written word.
Not only does the verse elevate a simple, but sublime thought, but also its author. The fact came to the fore during the launch of a poetry book titled ‘Aina’ (Mirror) authored by Ms Smriti Bhoker (21), a former Spring Dalean, who returned to her alma mater barely three years after graduating from here, as an aspiring poet and author, to launch her book.
Born in Haryana, Ms Bhoker was educated at Spring Dale Senior School. She began writing poetry at the tender age of 14 years, dabbling largely in the English verse in the beginning. At present, she is pursuing a degree in Event Management in Mumbai.
“Considering my ability to convey a thought through the English verse, my parents inspired me to compile couplets in Hindi and Urdu, which hold more scope in terms of beauty and sublimity of thought,” Ms Bhoker said while addressing students during an interactive session. She added that she started by translating her English poetry into Hindi and Urdu, and eventually ended up compiling ‘Ghazals’ and ‘Nazams’ in Hindi and Urdu.
Welcoming Ms Bhoker, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that it was indeed a proud moment for the school to have an alumnus back in the school in the capacity of an author barely three years after she graduated from here. “She is the epitome of the school’s ideal of ‘catch them young’ to discover and hone students’ talents at an early age to enable them to carve out a niche for themselves in the world,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that it was heartening to know that an alumna had created her own space in their field of literature. “The school is proud of her achievement and prays for her success in all her future endeavours,” they said.
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