Kalinga Literary Youth Awards conferred to eminent writers, story-tellers, poets, literateurs, novelists and energetic budding journalists from the state
Bhubaneswar: India’s largest celebration of literary spirit, Kalinga Literary Festival entered into its commendable 2nd day where the distinguished personalities shared their opinions, ideas and thoughts about constructive literature with the young aspirations of India. The day began with an inaugural session which was moderated by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Odisha, Koraput in the august presence of panelists including Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, Smt. Paramita Satpathy and Smt. Mridula Garg.
In the inaugural session Prof. Mohanty spoke about the essence of celebration of such events and focused on the central theme of the day i.e. art of mentoring to promote qualitative literature. He said about professional approaches in the society, how somebody needs to be professional in terms of punctuality, identifying right people etc. He also said KLF is giving a grand platform for assemblage of young, old and middle aged writers under one roof. He added that inter-disciplinary action towards literature is needed while equity and equality and justice in the society is very important in terms of literature.
Republic is a quest for justice. Other panelists conveyed that the sole of the civilization renewed by effective use of literature. So let the youths of the country write innovative ideas. Eminent personalities shared the values of leadership, aspiration of youths for the development of new India.
A special discussion session was held with Dr. Achyuta Samant, MP, Rajyasabha and Founder of KISS. He said about the importance and novelty of Odia literature. Further he said about the compatibility nature of Odia literature which symbolizes, it is a great literature in the world map.
Kalinga Literary Youth Awards were conferred to 28 young, energetic and innovative personalities across the state for the notable contribution to the field of literature.
Parallel sessions were held on Day 2 of this mega celebration where writers and readers interpersonally connected to share their views on the critical issues and further development of the society. Discussions were mainly held on Future of Art Education, Aspiration & Young India, Travelogue and Literature, Women in Literature, Modern Writers in new genres, Transition from news to social media, Transcending Gender boundaries, etc along with Multilingual poetry recitation, Story Telling Sessions, One-on-One discussion etc.
Key speakers of various sessions were Gourahari Das, Mrinal Chatterjee, Vinod Dua, Gitanjali Aiyer, Kedar Mishra, Laxmikanta Mohapatra, Pratibha Ray, Kamala Kanta Das, Jacob Isaac, Gayatribala Panda and many poets, story writers, novelists of India.