April 1, 2007 – The Canadian Federation of Poets (CFP), have announced the winner of ‘Poet of the Year’ for year 2006. Internationally acclaimed Indian Poet Nikhil Parekh has bagged yet another coveted honor at the federation. Featured in the federation’s ‘Poetry Canada’ magazine and also elected its ‘Indian Chair’, Parekh is now ‘Poet of the Year’ at the Canadian Federation of Poets (FederationofPoets.com)
President of CFP, Tracy Lynn Repchuk attributed this great honor to Parekh primarily because of him being instrumental in seeking the federation National Government exposure and promoting CFP activities in India. Parekh’s unceasing attempts of seeking patronage for the CFP, from the Governor General of Canada via several e-mail correspondences with her, bore fruit and brought much jubilation to the federation. The commencement of year 2007 brought ultimate glory to the CFP, when headlines broke of the Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean , Governor General of Canada, officially lending her endorsement and noble patronage to the Federation. This ultimate honor now to CFP consolidates its position all the more of being one of Canada’s top Poetry Organization, as it inexhaustibly strives to unite poets from the world and revive the spirit of global poetry.
Nikhil Parekh, is also a double world record holder with Limca Book of Records India, only 2nd in World Rankings to Guinness book. He’s entered the book for two prestige records of ‘Being India’s 1st and only Winner of the EPPIE award for best poetry e-book in history of the EPPIE Awards’ and ‘Writing most number of letters to and receiving the most number of replies from World Leaders and World Organizations’. Presently, the Indian Chair of the Canadian Federation of Poets, Parekh is also the only Indian Poet to be published in the ‘Commonwealth HIV-AIDS Newsletter’ for his poem on AIDS Awareness, in alltime history of Commonwealth Newsletters circulated till date.
The poet exclaims his being elected ‘Poet of the Year’ at the Canadian Federation as one of the most enriching and enlightening achievement of his poetry career. “I can hardly believe that I’ve been chosen Poet of the Year, an honor bestowed until now mostly to Canadian Poets and I now feel proud to represent my country here. Having won this coveted honor I shall endeavor my best to fulfill the aims of this great organization and shall keep writing poetry from my heart till my very last breath” says an ostensibly triumphant and 29 yr old Parekh.
Who says ‘Poets and poetry starve’. Parekh’s successes and world records in the world of poetry continue to astound millions across the planet; as they enthuse each dying nerve of the reader with a sparkling new poetic form and exuberance rendered straight from his heart. A visit to his website NikhilParekh.com enables the reader to perpetually transport into a world of poetic fantasy and also sight his numerous accolades/records from world over.
With the announcement from the Canadian Federation of Poets about Nikhil’s honors and a 10-book anthology call, the next year proves to be very busy for the CFP, Nikhil, and any poet who is seeking to get published.
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