In a heartfelt ceremony, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, paid humble homage to the legendary poetess, Mahadevi Verma ji, on the occasion of her memorial day. The event, held at her final resting place, commemorated the life and literary contributions of Mahadevi Verma, who was honored with the prestigious Jnanpith Award and Padma Vibhushan for her exceptional work in the field of poetry and literature.
Mahadevi Verma, often referred to as “modern Meera” for her deeply spiritual and evocative poetry, left an indelible mark on Indian literature. Her verses continue to inspire generations with their profound themes and lyrical beauty. Nitin Gadkari, in his tribute, highlighted the enduring relevance of Mahadevi Verma’s words, emphasizing the importance of preserving and promoting India’s rich literary heritage.
During the ceremony, Gadkari also announced initiatives to commemorate Mahadevi Verma’s contributions, including the establishment of a literary award in her name and the development of a cultural center dedicated to her life and works. These endeavors aim to ensure that Mahadevi Verma’s legacy remains a source of inspiration for future generations of poets and writers.
The event concluded with readings of Mahadevi Verma’s iconic poems and a cultural program celebrating her life. Nitin Gadkari’s gesture of paying homage to the literary giant underscores the significance of preserving India’s cultural and artistic heritage, reaffirming the enduring influence of Mahadevi Verma’s poetic brilliance on the nation’s literary landscape.