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PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL HONORS DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS WITH GOLDEN BOOK AWARDS

In a celebration of literary excellence, the Panorama International Literature Festival proudly announces the recipients of the prestigious Panorama Golden Book Awards. These awards recognize outstanding literary works across various genres and honor the exceptional talent and creativity of authors from around the globe.

The esteemed awardees in the Panorama Golden Book Awards category include:

  • Santosh Nambiar for “The Art of Conscious Balance”
  • Christos Belles for “Diotima”
  • Luisa Camere for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Margarita Salirrosas Sánchez for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Nikolas Alexandrinos for “Che Guevara”
  • Dr. Miltiadis Dovas for “Contemplations”
  • Letizia Caiazzo for “Sul Filo di un Feeling”
  • Christos Dikbasanis for “Journey to Infinity”
  • Dr. Aparna Pradhan for “नारी अस्मिता”
  • Tania Theodosiou for “The Crystal Tear Of The Moon”
  • Dr. Gloriana Selvanathan for “Truth is Silenced”
  • Attrayee Chatterjee for “Musing by a Riverbank”
  • Ambika Ananth for “Cascades”
  • Poonam Chawla Sood for “TORN – A Patchwork of Moonlit emotions”
  • Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak for “The Song Divine”
  • Lily Swarn for “The divine dialect of flowers”

Additionally, the Youth Awards recognize promising young talents, with accolades presented to:

  • Mary Anne Zammit for “Voices in the Dark”
  • Marco Carrer for “Strano Amore”
  • Shehla Ashkar for “The Voice of Silence”
  • Vasiliki Dragouni for “Prophecies Untold”
  • Hein Min Htun for “Crescendo”
  • Alessio Arena for “The Sky in Two”
  • Maria Grazia Carnà for “Blu ionico”
  • Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi for “Two Cents For My Thoughts”

Special Jury Awards were also bestowed upon deserving authors, including:

  • Nikos Markeas for “Legendary Runners”
  • Christos Sanos for “The Owl and the King”
  • Franco Leone for “Dal Parco Dell’ Alta Murgia al Mare”
  • Foteini Georgantaki-Psychogiou for “On Homer’s Hospitable Shores”

Prof. Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President of the Writers Capital International Foundation, expressed his delight at witnessing the recognition of vibrant literary works from diverse cultures during the Panorama International Literature Festival. He emphasized the festival’s commitment to celebrating literary diversity and fostering cross-cultural dialogue through the universal language of literature.

On behalf of the Panorama International Literature Festival, Secretary-General Prof. Irene Doura Kavadia too extended her heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and expressed gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the world of literature.

WCF Secretary-General Irene Doura Kavadia Receives KELAINO International Books Day Award for the anthology “The Symphony of Love” Published by Writers International Edition

Athens, Greece – Writers Capital International Foundation (WCIF) Secretary-General, Prof. Irene Doura Kavadia, stood tall as she received the prestigious KELAINO International Books Day Award for the anthology “The Symphony of Love,” published by Writers International Edition. The event unfolded at the revered premises of the National Literary Association in Athens, Greece, marking a significant milestone in literary recognition.

The anthology “The Symphony of Love,” comprising the poetic expressions of 55 gifted poets, captured the essence of love in its myriad forms. Prof. Kavadia, also serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Writers International Edition, accepted the award on behalf of the publication house and Writers Capital International Foundation, acknowledging the collective effort behind the creation of the book.

Organized by the esteemed literary magazine KELAINO under the patronage of the Xasteron Group Zaloni, the award ceremony resonated with the spirit of literary excellence and cultural appreciation. Panagiota Zalo, President of the Xasteron Group Zaloni, lauded the anthology’s profound exploration of love and its impact on human experience.

During her acceptance speech, Prof. Kavadia expressed gratitude for the recognition and underscored the significance of literature in fostering empathy and understanding among diverse communities. She reiterated WCIF’s dedication to supporting writers and fostering a global literary community that celebrates diversity and promotes mutual respect.

PILF 2024 Awards Celebrate Literary Excellence

Mysore (India): In a celebration of literary prowess and creativity, the Panorama International Literature Festival (PILF) 2024 recently concluded, leaving a trail of inspiration and appreciation for outstanding contributions to the world of literature. Recognizing the brightest stars in the literary firmament, PILF 2024 honored recipients across various categories with prestigious awards.

Global Icon Awards 2024 (Lifetime Achievement)

The highest honor, the Global Icon Awards for Lifetime Achievement, was bestowed upon Theodors Dalmaris for his unparalleled dedication and contributions to the literary world.

Panorama International Literature Awards

A constellation of literary luminaries was honored with the Panorama International Literature Awards, recognizing their exceptional talent and profound impact on literature. Among the esteemed awardees were Stefano Caranti (Italy), George Katsanakis (Greece), Dr. Milon Franz (India), Ray Whitaker (USA), Mario Alejandro Guiñez González (Chile), Nebojša Lapčević (Serbia), Alicia Susana Lopez (Argentina), Carmela Nuñez (USA), Bilkis Moola (South Africa), and Jesús Núñez León (Venezuela).

Panorama International Youth Literature Awards

Celebrating the vibrancy of youth literature, the Panorama International Youth Literature Awards honored young talents whose works exude creativity and promise. Gargi Bagchi (India), Ioanna Ioannidi (Greece), Flor de Maria Zaky (USA), Marica Pinardi (Italy), Teresa Andrade (Peru), Florena Iavarone (Italy), Katerina Bourdoukou (Greece), Sonali Patnaik (India), Christian Renato Orbe Guato (Ecuador), and Urna Bose (India) were among the distinguished recipients.

Panorama International Special Jury Awards

The Panorama International Special Jury Awards recognized individuals whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the literary landscape. Ramesh Mamidala (India), Rianna Zivannou (Greece), Tzivras Gerasimos (Germany), Abhilash Fraizer (India), and Harry Tokatlidis (Greece) were acknowledged for their exceptional talents and dedication.

Best Live Session 2024

Team Malaysia under the curatorship of Dr Zainatul Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)emerged as the Best Live Session for their captivating and insightful presentation, showcasing the richness of literary heritage. Team India, under the curatorship of Dr Paramita Mukherjee Mullick is the runner-up in the category.

Best Coordinators

The Best Coordinator awards honored the dedicated individuals behind the scenes who ensured the smooth execution of PILF 2024. Elisa Mascia (Italy), Luisa Camere (USA), Mou Modhubontee (Canada), Milica Lilic (Serbia), and Dr. Zainatul Suhaida (Malaysia) were lauded for their exemplary coordination and commitment.

The Panorama International Literature Festival 2024 Awards serve as a beacon of recognition for the exceptional talents shaping the literary landscape, inspiring generations to come.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić: A Luminary of Literature and Cultural Activism

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić, a distinguished figure in the literary world, illuminates the realms of poetry, prose, and cultural activism with her profound insights and unwavering dedication. With a rich academic background and a passion for promoting world literature, Milica’s contributions transcend borders and languages, earning her recognition both nationally and internationally.

Born into a world of words and ideas, Milica embarked on her academic journey at the Faculty of Philosophy in Pristina, where she laid the foundations of her literary prowess. Graduating with distinction, she further honed her skills, earning a master’s degree in philological sciences at the esteemed University of Belgrade. Her academic pursuits set the stage for a prolific career marked by scholarly excellence and creative innovation.

Milica’s influence extends beyond the confines of academia. As a professor at the University of Pristina and an editor at Belgrade T.V., she wielded her pen and her voice to champion the power of literature and the arts in shaping societal discourse and cultural consciousness. Her role as a cultural activist and promoter of world literature underscores her commitment to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

A true polymath, Milica’s literary oeuvre spans poetry, short stories, and essays, with over 30 published works to her name. Translated into more than 30 languages, her writings resonate with readers across the globe, transcending linguistic and cultural barriers. Her evocative prose and poignant verse offer glimpses into the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, identity, and resilience with a rare depth of insight and sensitivity.

Milica’s literary achievements have not gone unnoticed. She has been honored with several national and international awards, acknowledging her contributions to the literary landscape and her dedication to advancing the cause of literature and culture. As Vice President of the Association of Writers of Serbia, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the literary scene and fostering a vibrant community of writers and intellectuals.

Beyond her literary pursuits, Milica is a respected academician of the Slavic Academy in Varna and holds the prestigious title of Honorary Doctor of Literature from the European Institute for Roma Studies. Her affiliation with the Italian Council for Science and Law in Rome, under the auspices of UNESCO, underscores her global reach and her commitment to promoting intercultural exchange and collaboration.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić’s legacy is one of intellectual curiosity, creative brilliance, and unwavering advocacy for the transformative power of literature and culture. Her life’s work stands as a testament to the enduring relevance of the written word in shaping hearts and minds, bridging divides, and fostering a more inclusive and enlightened world.

Writers Capital International Foundation Hosts Spectacular Virtual Event Celebrating Women’s Achievements

In an evening marked by virtual connection and heartfelt celebration, the Writers Capital International Foundation hosted an unforgettable event, making history with its annual Women’s Awards held virtually last night. Despite the digital divide, participants from diverse backgrounds and corners of the globe came together to honor the remarkable achievements of women in the arts and literature.

The virtual gathering transformed screens into portals of inspiration and camaraderie, as attendees from various walks of life joined the Foundation’s mission to recognize the outstanding contributions of women worldwide.

Amidst the digital landscape, the Foundation unveiled the names of 20 extraordinary individuals, spanning continents and cultures, whose brilliance and creativity have left an indelible mark on the world of literature and the arts. From Cyprus to Mexico, India to Colombia, these women exemplify the essence of storytelling and creative expression, inspiring countless others along their journey.

Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia and Chief Controlling Office Johanna Devadayavu joined by esteemed guests and luminaries, delivered heartfelt addresses, expressing profound gratitude and admiration for the awardees’ unwavering commitment to their craft.

In the virtual space, attendees resonated with the shared vision of inclusivity and empowerment, celebrating the resilience and tenacity of women who continue to shatter barriers and defy expectations. As the event concluded, the digital realm echoed with messages of solidarity and hope, affirming the Foundation’s dedication to fostering a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President of the Writers Capital International Foundation extended his deepest appreciation to all who participated, contributing to the success of this groundbreaking virtual event.

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Writers Capital International Foundation Honors 20 Women on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Writers Capital International Foundation proudly announced the recipients of its prestigious Women’s Awards. The annual event, dedicated to recognizing outstanding women in the fields of arts and literature, bestowed honors upon 20 remarkable individuals from around the globe.

Hailing from diverse backgrounds and cultures, these women have left an indelible mark on the world through their creative endeavors. The list of awardees includes luminaries such as Adelaida Demou Papageorgiou from Cyprus, Ambika Ananth and Attrayee Chatterjee from India, Chryssa Charalabidou and Georgia Douni from Greece, and a host of other talented individuals spanning continents and borders.

The campaign theme for the United Nations International Women’s Day 2024 resonates deeply with the mission of the Writers Capital International Foundation: “Inspire Inclusion.” This year’s theme underscores the importance of fostering a world where women are not only recognized but actively included in all facets of society.

“We believe that by inspiring others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we can forge a better world,” remarked President Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar of the Writers Capital International Foundation. “When women are empowered and included, there is a profound sense of belonging and relevance.”

The awards ceremony, a beacon of recognition for women’s achievements, was graced by the presence of distinguished guests and luminaries. Foundation Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia joined President Nambiar in extending heartfelt congratulations to the awardees, acknowledging their exceptional contributions to the realms of arts and literature.

Chief Controlling Officer Johanna Devadayavu presided over the announcement of the awards, marking a momentous occasion in the Foundation’s commitment to honoring excellence and fostering inclusivity.

Hailing from diverse backgrounds and cultures, these women have left an indelible mark on the world through their creative endeavors. The list of awardees includes luminaries such as:

  1. Adelaida Demou Papageorgiou – Cyprus
  2. Ambika Ananth – India
  3. Dr Attrayee Chatterjee – India
  4. Chryssa Charalabidou – Greece
  5. Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak – India
  6. Gina Bonasera – Italy
  7. Georgia Douni – Greece
  8. Gloria Castaño – Colombia
  9. Ivis M Campos – USA
  10. Ivonne Sánchez Barea – Spain
  11. Lidia Leventeris – Argentina
  12. Maja Herman Sekulic – Serbia/USA
  13. Meher Pestonji – India
  14. Monica Carp – Moldavia
  15. Norma Marina Solis Zavala – Peru
  16. Nouli Tsagaraki – Greece
  17. Dr Pratibha Paul
  18. Roubini Volanaki – Greece
  19. Vera Dan – Romania
  20. Victoria Rita Ortiz Loyo – Mexico

It is worth noting that the Writers Capital International Foundation holds the esteemed distinction of being listed under Civil Societies in the United Nations, a testament to its unwavering dedication to promoting the values of literature, arts, and humanitarianism on a global scale.

Awardees Of International Biennale Of Hagiography & Hymnography 2023 Announced

Italy, February 24, 2024 – Writers Capital International Foundation Italy proudly revealed the distinguished awardees of the International Biennale of Hagiography & Hymnography 2023, a virtual celebration uniting exceptional artists worldwide to honor outstanding contributions to sacred arts traditions.

HYMNOGRAPHY CATEGORY AWARDEES

Premio Award:

  • Kostas Vassilakos (Greece)
  • Dr. Pipina Elles (Australia)
  • Fotini Georgantaki-Psychogiou (Greece)
  • Soula Violari (Greece)

Special Jury Award:

  • Sandor Halimosi (Hungary)
  • Florena Iavarone (Italy)
  • Christos Dikbasanis (Greece)

International Award:

  • Maruzzella Parodi (Chile)
  • Margarita Salirrosas Sánchez (Peru)
  • Raymond N Whitaker Jr (USA)
  • Ivonne Sanchez Barea (Spain)
  • Martha Domínguez (Bolivia)
  • Sofia Skleida (Greece)

Youth Award:

  • Androniki Atzemoglou (Greece)
  • Pantelis Hatzis (Greece)

HAGIOGRAPHY/ICONOGRAPHY CATEGORY AWARDEES:

Premio Award:

  • Avgoustinos Velnidis (Greece)
  • Eleni Kanelli (Greece)
  • Nafsika Martzeli (Greece)
  • Konstantina Martzeli (Greece)
  • Eleni Gennimata Kamperi (Greece)
  • Panicos Panagi Hatzidakis (Cyprus)

Special Jury Award:

  • Stella Sorotou (Australia)
  • Rosa Pappa-Vezyrtzi (Greece)
  • Matina Sioki (Greece)
  • Carmen Granda (Ecuador)
  • Kiki Cheirakaki (Greece)

International Award:

  • Kyriaki Giagounidou Kasidou (Greece)
  • Argy Pappas Tsiota (Greece)
  • Safta Elena (Romania)
  • Vasiliki Zahou (Greece)

Youth Award:

  • Maria Gida (Greece)
  • Argyro Lyberopoulou (Greece)
  • Veroniki Hanusova (Czech Republic)
  • Efi Totta (Greece)

The announcement of these esteemed awardees marks a significant moment in the world of sacred arts, showcasing the diversity and profound talent within the Hagiography and Hymnography genres. Writers Capital International Foundation Italy extends gratitude to all participants for their invaluable contributions to this global celebration.

While Congratulating the participants and awardees, Writers Capital International Foundation President Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar and Secretary General Irene Doura Kavadia also extended gratitude to Elisa Mascia – Chief Coordinator Italy, Chairman of Jury Professor Nuccio Mula, Silla Campanini, George Lenis, Leontios Petmezas,Dimitris Varvarigos, Antonietta Micali, Theodoros Dalmaris, Joan Josep Barcelo, Angeliki Kompoholi and Marco Antonio Rodriguez Sequeiros for contributing to the success of the event.

Musing by a Riverbank" by Dr Attrayee Adhya Chatterjee Presented to Dr. Veena Singh, Principal of G.D. Binani P.G. College Dr Veena Singh

Proud Moment for G.D. Binani P.G. College: ‘Musing by a Riverbank’ Presented to Dr. Veena Singh, Principal

In a significant event, Dr. Attrayee Adhya Chatterjee, author of the book “Musing by a Riverbank,” presented her debut work to Professor (Dr.) Veena Singh, Principal of G. D. Binani P. G. College in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. The ceremony, held at the college premises today, marked a notable milestone in both literary and academic spheres.

G. D. Binani P. G. College, renowned for its academic excellence and vibrant scholarly community, warmly welcomed Dr. Chatterjee’s literary contribution. Professor (Dr.) Veena Singh, a distinguished figure in the academic realm and Principal of the institution since 2021, received the book with appreciation and encouragement.

During the presentation ceremony, Professor (Dr.) Veena Singh commended Dr. Attrayee Adhya Chatterjee for her remarkable achievement, emphasizing the importance of literature in enriching the academic environment. The event underscored the college’s commitment to fostering intellectual growth and promoting cultural exchange within its academic community.

As “Musing by a Riverbank” becomes part of the college’s literary landscape, it is poised to inspire readers with its poignant reflections and artistic depth. The occasion highlighted the college’s dedication to supporting literary endeavors and celebrating the achievements of its faculty and alumni.

Panorama International Literature Festival 2024 Begins with “Illuminate Humanity: A Candlelit Pledge”

Athens (Greece): The much-anticipated Panorama International Literature Festival 2024, hosted by The Writers Capital Foundation, commenced its literary journey on January 1st, 2024, with a poignant and symbolic initiation— the “Illuminate Humanity: A Candlelit Pledge” program.

This inaugural event captured the essence of global collaboration, as people from diverse corners of the world, including esteemed delegates, united virtually to participate in the candlelight ceremony. The metaphorical act of lighting candles served as a universal pledge to spread kindness and compassion, setting the tone for the festival’s overarching theme of embracing humanity through literature.

Delegates and literature enthusiasts from various countries contributed to the luminous spectacle. The virtual gathering witnessed a kaleidoscope of candles being lit, symbolizing a collective commitment to illuminating the world with the virtues of kindness and compassion.

The Candlelit Pledge saw a heartening display of unity, underscoring the festival’s mission to bridge cultures through the universal language of literature. Participants shared their candlelit moments on social media platforms, fostering a global sense of connection.

“The ‘Illuminate Humanity’ program marks the inauguration of Panorama International Literature Festival 2024 with a profound and symbolic gesture. Literature has the power to transcend borders, and this program exemplifies our collective dedication to fostering a more compassionate and understanding world,” said Preeth Nambiar, President of The Writers Capital Foundation.

As the festival unfolds, attendees can expect an array of literary events, insightful discussions, and engaging sessions that promise to transcend cultural boundaries. Panorama International Literature Festival 2024 is not merely a celebration of words but a global rendezvous for minds eager to explore the vast landscape of human experiences through the medium of literature.

 

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Awardees Of International Biennale Of Hagiography & Hymnography 2023 Announced

Exceptional Artists Honored for Profound Contributions to Sacred Arts

Writers Capital International Foundation Italy proudly unveils the distinguished awardees of the International Biennale of Hagiography & Hymnography 2023, a virtual celebration that brought together exceptional artists from around the world to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to the rich traditions of sacred arts.

HYMNOGRAPHY CATEGORY AWARDEES

Premio Award

  • Kostas Vassilakos (Greece)
  • Dr. Pipina Elles (Australia)
  • Fotini Georgantaki-Psychogiou (Greece)
  • Soula Violari (Greece)

Special Jury Award

  • Sandor Halimosi (Hungary)
  • Florena Iavarone (Italy)
  • Christos Dikbasanis (Greece)

International Award

  • Maruzzella Parodi (Chile)
  • Margarita Salirrosas Sánchez (Peru)
  • Raymond N Whitaker Jr (USA)
  • Ivonne Sanchez Barea (Spain)
  • Martha Domínguez (Bolivia)
  • Sofia Skleida (Greece)

Youth Award

  • Androniki Atzemoglou (Greece)
  • Pantelis Hatzis (Greece)

HAGIOGRAPHY/ICONOGRAPHY CATEGORY AWARDEES

Premio Award

  • Avgoustinos Velnidis (Greece)
  • Eleni Kanelli (Greece)
  • Nafsika Martzeli (Greece)
  • Konstantina Martzeli (Greece)
  • Eleni Gennimata Kamperi (Greece)
  • Panicos Panagi Hatzidakis (Cyprus)

Special Jury Award

  • Stella Sorotou (Australia)
  • Rosa Pappa-Vezyrtzi (Greece)
  • Matina Sioki (Greece)
  • Carmen Granda (Ecuador)
  • Kiki Cheirakaki (Greece)

International Award

  • Kyriaki Giagounidou Kasidou (Greece)
  • Argy Pappas Tsiota (Greece)
  • Safta Elena (Romania)
  • Vasiliki Zahou (Greece)

Youth Award

  • Maria Gida (Greece)
  • Argyro Lyberopoulou (Greece)
  • Veroniki Hanusova (Czech Republic)
  • Efi Totta (Greece)

The announcement of these esteemed awardees marks a significant moment in the world of sacred arts, showcasing the diversity and profound talent within the Hagiography and Hymnography genres. Writers Capital International Foundation Italy extends gratitude to all participants for their invaluable contributions to this global celebration.