Memorandum of Association

1. Name
The name of the Society is 'The Poetry Society'.
2. Office
The registered office of the Society shall be situated in the Union Territory of Delhi and at present it is at the following address: L-67A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi.-110017
3. Aims and Objects
The main objects of the Society are:

(i) to promote Indian poetry and look after the interests of poets in India;
(ii) to undertake collection, interpretation, translation, publication, and propagation of Indian poetry in India and other countries;
(iii) to arrange expert advice on composition, publishing, distribution and translation of Indian poetry;
(iv) to help maintain highest standards and foster a sense of literary affinity among the poets writing in different languages in India;
(v) to undertake, facilitate and provide for the publication of newsletters, and of a journal devoted to Indian poetry;
(vi) to give information and advice on problems relating to copyright and the rights of poets;
(vii) to assist in settlement of differences and disputes between members of the Society on the one hand and other bodies and individuals on the other;
(viii) to engage in such education, literary and charitable activities as would promote, provide and develop the objects of the Society;
(ix) to award grants, fellowships, prizes, subsidies, subventions and assistance to poets and translators of poetry;
(x) to do or cause to be done by assisting other organizations and institutions for propagational and promotional activities of the Society;
(xi) to establish an appropriate organizational network or chapters in different parts of India;
(xii) to supervise and promote the objects of the Society in the national, regional and local aspects and to associate, affiliate and cooperate with local, regional, national and international organizations for the purpose;
(xiii) to associate with other institutions interested in the objects of the Society, and in particular to utilize the potential of academic and research institutions for the furtherance of the objects of the Society;
(xiv) to organize conferences, lectures, workshops, seminars and poetry readings;
(xv) to undertake any suitable and proper activity in the accomplishment of the purposes or in the attainment of nay of the objects or in furtherance of the aims herein set forth, either alone or in association with others;
(xvi) all the incomes, earnings, moveable or immovable properties of the Society shall be solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set forth in this Memorandum of Association and no portion there of shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profit or in any manner, whatsoever, to the present or past members of the Society or to any persons claiming through any one or more of the present or the past members. No member of the Society shall have any personal claim on any moveable and/or immovable properties of the Society or make any profit, whatsoever, by virtue of his membership; and
(xvii) to do every other act or acts incidental or appurtenant to or growing out of the aforesaid objects, provided the same are not inconsistent with the law under which this Society is organized; provided that the foregoing objects, purposes and powers are subjects to the limitation that the Society shall not be a profit making body.

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