Publish Date : 28/11/2019


Itanagar 27th Nov.- The Second Edition of Arunachal Literature Festival organized
by Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh
Literature Society, Itanagar unfolded as a platform for live exchanges on wide range of
issues by galaxy of writers, poets and authors across the country and abroad today at
Dorjee Khandu Convention Center, Itanagar. The 3 day long festival from 27th to 29th
opened up book exhibition, panel discussion, poetry recitation, painting competition and
conversation sessions with favorite authors.
Attending the inaugural day as the Chief Guest, Shri Wangki Lowang, Minister PHED
& WS said that literary movement should grow from strength to strength to infuse that
sense of love for literature among the young generation and students’€™ union and clan
based organizations mushrooming in the state need to keep focus on this aspect. We have
orally transmitted literature barring few tribes which have their own script and onus
lies with the writers and members of the literary society to bring them in the form of
books. The Minister also released the Souvenir of the Litfest 2019.
Speaking on the occasion as the Guest of Honour, Shri Ashok Ferrey, the Best
Selling Srilankan Novelist said that there is something within us but we fail to
recognize it and we can extract when we open up to opportunities that come in our way.
The Secretary IPR Shri Himanshu Gupta disclosed said that the festival is celebrated to
imbibe literary taste among the people. The Festival Director Shri Denhang Bosai extended
his gratitude to one and all for making the event a successful one.
The session in Ampitheatre1 chaired by Anuja Chauhan with panelists Ashok Ferrey,
Jerry Pinto and Leila Chudori dwelt at length on topic ”€œwriter’€™s Responsibility” and
Samudra Gupta Kashyap with panelists Ramsharan Joshi and Balendu Dwivedi discussed
elaborately on “Nationalism in present scenario”. In session at Ampitheatre 2 chaired by
Dhruba Hazarika with panelist Bhuchung D. Sonam, Samudra Gupta Kashyap threw light on
”€œDefining location, nation, ,borders and Beyond,€ and Dr. M. Venkateswar in chair with
panelist Shri Prakash Mishra, Chandrakannta Mura Singh and Lalnungthangi Chhangte
presented a lively discussion on ‘North- East as a different Genre.”


DIPRO, Camp Itanagar