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Kashi Sahitya Kala Utsav unveils second edition

On February 12, the Gomati Devi Excellence Award shall be conferred upon seven people for his or her important contributions in numerous fields, and 11 others will obtain the Nav Bharat Sarjak Samman

The traditional metropolis of Varanasi is ready to come back alive with the colourful hues of language, literature, and artwork because the second version of the ‘Banaras Lit Fest: Kashi Sahitya Kala Utsav’ is poised to begin on February 10, 2024. The three-day cultural celebration guarantees an amalgamation of literary luminaries, artists, critics, storytellers, poets, musicians, dramatists, and intellectuals from various disciplines, music, theatre, cinema, effective arts, and media.

Famend figures similar to Bollywood lyricist Sameer Anjan, actor Ashutosh Rana, artist and author Abid Surti, poet Alok Dhanwa, Sahitya Akademi awardee Arun Kamal, Uday Prakash, Badri Narayan, Udaya Narayan Singh Nachiketa and plenty of others will grace the occasion. The competition will function partaking periods similar to Kavi Sammelan – Mushaira, poetry studying, Batkahi, e book discussions, Theatre efficiency, and meet-the-author periods.

The grand opening ceremony on February 10 on the Rudraksha Conference Heart in Sigra, Banaras, will set the stage for a literary and creative extravaganza. The competition, devoted to the cultural richness of Banaras and broader literary issues, has gained nationwide significance since its inception.

Chairman Deepak Madhok shares the competition’s thrilling themes: Kashi Tumhe Naman, Vishwa Bhasha Ke Roop Mein Hindi, Vishwa Ekatva Ka Mool (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – Prithvi Parivar), exploring literature, democracy, and nationalism. It guarantees a various and enriching expertise for all attendees. He added, ‘The festival aims to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich literary and artistic tradition of Banaras’.

Notable personalities similar to Akhilesh, Shailendra Sagar,Santosh Singh, Yatindra Mishra, Awadhesh Pradhan, Vyomesh Shukla, O P Singh, Ashutosh Kumar Thakur, and plenty of others will take part in numerous periods.

English writers and journalists, together with Ghazala Wahab, Utpal Kumar, Banibrata Mahanta, Atul Ok Thakur, and Omair Ahmad, can even be a part of this literary celebration.

Particular segments like “Talk on Pranab” will function Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, discussing her e book Pranab My Father: A Daughter Remembers. 

Brijesh Singh, the Competition Director, shared that the inaugural ‘Banaras Lit Fest: Kashi Sahitya Kala Utsav’, held on February 11-12, 2023, at Swatantrata Bhawan of BHU, acquired overwhelming help from literature and artwork fans in Banaras, India, and past. The upcoming second version is made doable by the continued goodwill and expectations from our supporters.

The competition’s various program consists of e book discussions with Prof Rana PB Singh, Anand Singh, Rajshekhar Basu, Neeta Kumar, and Pradeep Narayan Singh. Padmashree Rajeshwar Acharya, Nagendra Pandey, Ramsundar Singh, and Acharya Chandramouli Upadhyay have prolonged their congratulations on the occasion.

On February 12, the Gomati Devi Excellence Award shall be conferred upon seven people for his or her important contributions in numerous fields, and 11 others will obtain the Nav Bharat Sarjak Samman.

The ‘Banaras Lit Fest: Kashi Sahitya Kala Utsav’ isn’t just an occasion; it’s a celebration of creativity, dialogue, and the wealthy cultural sphere of Varanasi. Because the literary world converges on this historical metropolis, the competition guarantees to be a singular and genuine platform for significant conversations.

Pramod Pandey, coordinator of Banaras Lit Fest, emphasises, “Banaras is the organizer! Amidst parties, politics, leaders, and diverse events, ours stands out as an interactive occasion, fostering complete creativity and establishing an authentic platform for meaningful dialogue. This uniqueness sets it apart in the realm of literary events, both nationally and internationally.”




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