Yesterday, April 15, on Universal Day of Culture, a poetic marathon dedicated to Nicholas Roerich was launched at the initiative of Alexandra Ochirova, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, poet, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. It will last for one year. The marathon goal is to remind people of human life as the highest value.
“On April 15, 1935, the Roerich Pact was signed in Washington - the first international document that outlined the advantage of protecting cultural property over the so-called military necessity. I think of the Nicholas Roerich with gratitude and bow, a humanist who appealed to all mankind with his idea of protecting culture in all its manifestations, - says Alexandra Ochirova. - We live in a special time, the risks and challenges become dramatic and sometimes tragic before our eyes - the destruction of nature and of the inner world of man, the threat of the humanity destruction at large. There is a tragic situation all over the world, no matter how it is designated at the national level. The self - worth of a human life is on everyday's agenda…»
The poetry marathon has an ambitious program - 365 poems by Alexandra Ochirova, the author of many poetry collections and popular songs, the initiator of a number of conceptually designed ideas related to saving humanity and a new moral order, will appear daily on the YouTube channel. Famous writers, poets, artists, musicians, people of different ages and professions, friends and fans of the author's work will recite the poems.
Simultaneously, meetings with students, various forums, presentations of festivals will be held.
Publication of a separate book of poems and the results of discussions, round tables and public meetings held during the year - from April 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021 will be the final of project.
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