Publish Date : 29/11/2019


Itanagar 28th Nov:- The Day Two of the Arunachal Litfest threw lively focus on role of children literature in nurturing creativity, literature, publisher’s choices, films, poetry reading and painting competition among the young children today. In the Morning session of discussion, Shri Bhaskar Dutta Boruah with panelists Ananda Lal Deep Saikia and Teesta Guha Sarkar interacted elaborately on ”€œThe Perfect FIRST Book: What Publishers Seek in New Writers”€ and stressed on publication of books with originality, Independent voice and sensitivity to words. They also pointed out diminishing trend in selling poetry books.
Jamuna Bini Tadar had a detail conversation with noted novelist Anuja Chauhan on her works which is doing wonders among the young people. The topic on ”€œChallenges in Developing Ingenious Language” chaired by Lisa Lomdak with Ani Taggu, Tony Koyu, Banwang Losu and Lalnungthangi Chhangte had exhaustive talks on the scripts deciphered and ongoing works in various places. In the poetry Reading Competition chaired by Jiwan Namdung, rich varieties of poems were recited, Nocte by Shri Thajom Aboh, in Nyishi by Stephen Toku, Galo by Takop Zirdo and other panelists.
Arindum Borkotoky with panelists Srijana Subba, Chandrakanta Mura Singh, Chador Wangmo and Ajanta dwelt at length on ”€œRole of Children’€™s Literature in Nurturing Creativity”€, Prof. Venkateswar with panelists Anuja Chauhan, Y.D Thongchi and Rain Chuori elaborately discussed on ”€œLiterature and Film”€. The topic on ”€œTranslation: Transcending the World”€ was chaired by Tayenjam Bijoykumar Singh with panelist Basudev Das, Kamal Kumar Tanti and Jivan Roy laid stress on maintaining the root and originality of the writers to make it a global reading. All translators lauded the works of Y.D. thongchi who contributed a lot to Assamese literature and most of his novel and short stories have also been translated to Bengali.
On the occasion, a Film by Manju Borah based on novel by Y.D Thongchi, Sayitya Academy Awardee and President Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society was screened at DKCC Hall amid overwhelming viewerships. Around 100 participants turned up for the spot Painting Competition held in Convention Centre premises.

DIPRO, Camp Itanagar