The Valaikuda Vanampadi Poet Association (VVPA) in Kuwait held the book release function for Dr. S. K. lIangovan’s latest book ‘Oru Saamaniyanin Saadhanai’ at the Indian embassy auditorium on the evening of Friday, 14 August 2015. The book was launched by the Indian Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission and Counselor Shubashis Goldar who presented a copy to the Managing Editor of The Times, Reaven D'Souza.
Indian businessman Mr. Selvin then handed over a copy of the book’s English version ‘Layman's peak – reach’ to Shan Senthil, the Chief Guest of the evening. Dr. S. K. lIangovan, was then presented with a trophy from VVPA founder Mr. Sethu, in recognition of his literary works. The writer was then conferred with the title ‘Poiyaa Vilakku’, for his philanthropic contributions, by the President of VVPA and acclaimed writer and poet Mr. Vidhyasagar.
Dr. lIangovan is recognized for his many charitable initiatives that include contributing towards the welfare of orphans and widows, in addition to sponsoring the educational aspirations of over 8,619 children in the past several years.
Poetry critics Vijaya Priya, Dr. Kumar, Mr. Eravanan, Mr. Ameer, Mr. A.M.A. Siddiq, Mr. lnbathamizh lIangovan and Suresh Sinasangar Niklavn participated in a lively discussion, where they gave their opinions on various aspects of the book. Leaders from various other associations were then presented with a copy of the book.
The book ‘Oru Saamaniyanin Saadhanai’ is a journey of reflection that divulges details on the past and growth of Dr. S. K. lIangovan, and underlines the various difficulties he had to overcome to be successful.
As part of the event, colorful cultural activities were organized that included a Bharathanatyam performance by Selvi Muthu Lakshmi, a folk dance by Selvan Naveer and folk songs vocalized by Mr. Ganesar, Mr. Shanmugam, Mr. Gangeswaran and Selvi Muthu Lakshmi. India’s Independence Day was selected as the theme for the event and it was evident on the stage and in the performances. Poet Viruthai Paari and Vijaya Priyawere in charge of hosting the evening’s program.