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‘Mangaluru Lit Fest’ to be held on Nov 3 and 4


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru
With Inputs from Media Release

Mangaluru, Oct 8: Mangaluru Literary Foundation will be organising the city’s maiden ‘Mangaluru Lit Fest – 2018’ at TMA Pai International Convention Hall on November 3 and 4 on theme ‘The Idea of Bharat’.

The fest attempts to showcase the ancient Indian wisdom of peace, brotherhood and universal wellbeing, as envisioned in ‘Udara Charitanam Tu Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, through intellectual discourse by the finest literary minds from across the globe.

Saraswati Samman Awardee Padmashri S L Bhairappa, a doyen in the field of Indian literature, will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his immense contributions towards ‘The Idea of Bharat’.

Mangaluru Lit Fest intends to provide a platform for intellectual deliberations on ‘The Idea of Bharat’. The festival will be a platform for monologues, panel discussions, conversations, book reviews, symposiums, along with book and art exhibition.

Prominent litterateurs participating include Rajeev Malhotra, Dr David Frawley, Major Gaurav Arya, R Jagannathan, Madhu Kishwar, Sahana Vijayakumar, Shefali Vaidya, Prakash Belwade, Vivek Agnihotri, Sandeep Balakrishna, Anand Ranganathan, Chakravarti Sulibele, Rohit Chakratirta, Shaddalu Ranade, Makarand Paranjape and Anirban Ganguly.

The Lit Fest patrons are Dr N Vinaya Hegde, Chairman, Nitte Education Trust, Sandhya Pai, Executive Editor, Taranga Weekly and Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Member of Parliament.

Mangaluru is a port city is blessed with vibrant multi-cultural ethos and with very colourful annual festivities including Kambala, Kola, Yakshagana and Jatra Mahotsavas held round the year. The city is an education hub and Mangaluru Lit Fest intends to highlight this literary and cultural diversity, thus creating conducive platform.


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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Mon, Oct 8 2018

    Good one!! Should have made students to participate in the forum.
    The knowledge would make them a better citizen.

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