Ode to Oman
The Board of Directors is glad to announce ‘Ode to Oman’ – an opportunity to pen your thoughts in the form of an ‘Ode’ on the characteristic features of Oman as the Sultanate is celebrating its 51st Glorious National Day. All students of Indian Schools in Oman, irrespective of class, are cordially invited to write poems in praise of Oman and its salient aspects.
An anthology of selected poems from the received entries will be released; students are invited to sub their poems in the website of Samriddhi Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (www.samriddhi.center) as per the guidelines given below:
Choosing a Topic
An ode is a lyric poem that is written to praise a person, event, or object. The purpose of an ode is to glorify or exalt something, so you should choose a subject that you are excited about. Think of a person, place, thing, or event that you find truly wonderful and about which you have plenty of positive things to say. Think about what makes it special or unique. Consider your personal connection to the subject and how it has impacted you.
Choosing a Format
Although a rhyming structure is not an essential component of an ode, most odes do rhyme. Including rhyme in your ode can be a fun challenge.
Choosing a Structure
Once you have an idea for your subject matter and the rhyme structure you want to follow, create an outline of your ode, breaking each part into a new stanza. Try to come up with stanzas that address different aspects of your topic to give your ode a structure.
Theme of the Poem:
The theme shall be confined to glorifying the Sultanate of Oman:
- Culture and Civilization of Oman
- Beautiful landscape of Oman
- Cherished values of Oman
- Festivals of Oman
- Music and art forms of Oman
- Places of Oman – beauteous Dhofar, mountainous Nizwa, etc.
- Souqs, Aflaj irrigation systems, camel races, etc.
These are just a few themes; you can explore more of Oman as you wish.
Please ensure that no derogatory allusions or statements are included in the poem. The Evaluation Committee has the right to reject any poem that maligns the reputation of the country and its rich culture.
Length of the Poem:
- The poem should not exceed 150 words
Selection of the Poems for the Anthology:
Not all entries will find a place in the Anthology; it’s left to the discretion of the Evaluation Committee after careful analysis of the poems based on their theme and treatment.
Last Date to upload the poems in the Website:
The last date to upload the poems in the website is Saturday, 20th November 2021. A student can upload only one poem; multiple entries are not allowed.
Please use the online form below for submission: