Highlights of the event
- On the last day of KLF 2021, 10 books were launched, for a total of 30 book launches during the three-day literary event
- It’s time for Indians to decolonize their minds and celebrate our literary achievements
- Over 80 sessions related to language, music and sport discussions, poetry recitation, theatrical performances held during the event
- “Investment in sport should not be based on return on investment”: Paralympian Pramod Bhagat
- KLF Kathmandu Edition from next year: Founding Director of KLF
Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Literature Festival has been able to deliver a unique experience that will improve Indian society, said Hardeep Sigh Puri, Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Urban Affairs, on the final day of the eighth edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival here.
As the pandemic has offered all of us a chance to reconnect with ourselves, it is time for us Indians to decolonize our minds and achieve our own literary achievements, he added during the farewell session. of the literary festival, participating by video link from New Delhi.
“The three-day event was a resounding success as it hosted discussions and ideas on India’s world-class literary culture and how to preserve its rich heritage,” said Puri.
The Union Minister congratulated the organizers of the prestigious literary events for having physically hosted the eighth edition of the event this time since it could not be organized last year and for having hosted nearly 300 “Bhavs”. Samvad ”, a digital discussion on literature and the major issues facing our society.
The three-day literary festival is proud to have hosted deans of literary and creative minds from India and world-famous. The festival has become the best platform for intellectuals and thinkers. We will be hosting an edition of KLF in Kathmandu, Nepal starting next year, ”said Rashmi Ranjan Parida, founding director of the Kalinga Literature Festival.
On the last day a total of 30 sessions were held simultaneously on topics such as’ Atmanirbhar Bharat: Path Towards a Global Economic Power, Translation, Prose Literature, Odissi Music, Discipline of Poetic Life, Role newspaper and radio in the era of media disruption, publishing of vernacular literature, historical fiction, millennial generation and Indian women, analysis of Odia’s autobiography, fiction writing accompanied by writing workshop sessions, of poetry recitation and musical performances.
Print and digital media will have to coexist: Outlook magazine MD
Speaking during a discussion on the future of print and radio in the age of disruptive media, Satish Padmanabhan, editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine, said: “These days social media and sometimes other digital media publish a lot of unfiltered content that looks like a double edged sword. While it is necessary to promote freedom of expression, at the same time there is no possibility of checking the content, which remains a characteristic of traditional media.
However, the two types of media must feed off of each other and coexist, he added during the closing day discussion.
‘Identify key priorities for Atmanirbhar Bharat ‘: former Indian Ambassador to Nepal
At the opening session on the closing day of the Kalinga Literary Festival 2021, former Indian Ambassador to Nepal Mr. Ranjit Rae said that India needs to act in two areas to become atmanirbhar, which is to identify and promote areas where India has a competitive advantage and invest in future technologies such as 3D printing.
He also pointed out that the international trade agreements which have been announced by the Indian government must reach their logical end to make a resilient India which will be a step in the right direction towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Corporate finance in sport should not be based on immediate return: Pramod Bhagat
On the third day of KLF, a discussion took place on private and corporate discoveries in sport in India and its current trend. Speaking on the occasion, Paralympic medal winner Pramod Bhagat said: “Business investment in sport should not be based solely on the concept of return on investment, as it takes almost decades of investment. efforts to produce an Olympic-level athlete. They should take a long-term view while planning an investment in this area.
He also praised the efforts of Odisha governments in this regard to promote sport in the state and listed some notable investments in this regard, such as the announcement of 89 multi-purpose stadiums across the state.
Book Launch, Mystic Mic
On closing day, there were 10 book launches, including The Second Innings, edited by sports journalist Ayaz Memon. During the three-day event, a total of 30 books were thrown. In Mic Sunday’s mystical program, 20 performers showcased their talents to a captivated audience by reciting poetry.