First things first, I am not in Delhi, and unfortunately cannot be a part of this.
But the festival looks awesome to say the least and its going to be a rocking affair looking at some of the names we have in attendance. So get set and be there at Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts!
Starting today evening with the Chief Guest in an author minister Mr. Veerappa Moily, it would be a great 2 day affair culminating on Sunday evening with the Chief Minister and author Mr. Arvind Kejriwal in a discussion with Barkha Dutt.
Here’s a tidbit about Mr. Moily – He is a literary figure having received the prestigious Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith. He has authored several books in Kannada. The Bangaluru connection 😉
The first day inauguration session will be followed by a session : Reminiscing Rajendra Yadav – A Tribute
Rajender Yadav, who recently passed away in October 2013, was one of the most well-known writers of Hindi language. He is most known for pioneering the Hindi Literary Movement – Nayi Kahani. He also revived Munshi Premchand’s Magazine Hans in 1986 and has extensively written for the cause of Dalits, Women, Rural India etc. through it.
This session will have Namvar Singh, Ajit Kr. Chaudhary, Rachna Yadav, Dr. Nirmala Jain as Moderator.
So that’s for the day one. In case you want to keep yourself abreast of the happenings, track it here https://www.facebook.com/events/591054270962795/