The Third Annual Poet’s Meet, titled ‘Balakavita Pathotsava’, was organized by the Samskrita Bala-Sahitya Parishad, an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), in addition to the national seminar being held during the same time. This event was open to all amateur as well as professional Sanskrit poets regardless of age. The main criteria were that the Sanskrit poems to be recited had to be self-composed by the participant and strictly meant for children between the ages of 5 and 15.
The invited guests included Professor Radhavallabh Tripathi (Ex-Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi) and Dr. Rajendra Tripathi (Associate Professor at the Allahabad Degree College and popularly known as ‘Rasraj’). The three judges on this occasion were Professor Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra (Ex-Vice Chancellor of Sampurnanand University, Varanasi), Dr. Harshadev Madhav (Eminent modern Sanskrit poet and Sahitya Akademi Awardee 2006) and Dr. Bhagirathi Nanda (Professor, Department of Sahitya, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Delhi). The entire programme was coordinated by two members of the Parishad—Dr. Narayana Dash and Dr. Tanmay Kumar Bhattacharya, both noted Sanskrit scholars themselves.