The Kalinga Literature Festival has been able to deliver a unique experience that will improve Indian society, Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Urban Affairs Hardeep Sigh Puri said on the final day of the eighth edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival here.
As the pandemic has offered us all a chance to reconnect with ourselves, it is time for us Indians to decolonize our minds and our own literary achievement, he added during the farewell session of the festival. literary, participating by video link from New Delhi.
âThe 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,â 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 âBhavsâ. Samvad â, 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, âsaid 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, the millennial generation and women of India, analysis on Odia’s autobiography, fiction writing accompanied by sessions workshop of writing, recitation of poetry 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 an age of disruptive media, Satish Padmanabhan, editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine, said: âThese 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 discussion on the last day.
‘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.