.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Amanda Gorman was chosen by the incoming first lady
  • Gorman will join a small group of poets, including legends like Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and others
  • She was named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014

.Karachi, Pakistan
Turabi's most famous work was the ghazal 'Woh Humsafar Tha'. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)/

  • Turabi began his journey as a poet in 1962
  • 'Woh Humsafar Tha' was written in the background of the 1971 Dhaka fall
  • He received the Pakistan Academy of Letters's Allama Iqbal Award

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned down an inspirational new year poem, titled 'Abhi toh Suraj Uga Hai'. (Photo Credit: File Photo/PTI)

  • PM Modi can be heard reciting his piece in a 97-second-long video featuring doctors, soldiers and farmers
  • The video was shared by MyGovIndia twitter handle
  • He extended his New Year greetings to the nation from his personal social media account as well