odisha news today bureau:
The 6th Odisha Tourism Kalinga Literary Festival, the largest summer festival of India, will be launched on 19th July 2019 here in the Smart City. Sudhir Chandra, Pavan Varma, Yashwant Sinha will join the inaugural. Sudhir Chandra will deliver the Key Note Address. Sudhir Chandra, Pavan Varma, Yashwant Sinha , Raj Sekhar Bundru, will dwell upon the central theme of the 6th KLF that is to explore and focus on of “Gandhi’s Idea of India: Truth, Non-Violence, Harmony”.
Pavan K. Verma, Rajendra Kishore Panda, Paro Anand will receive the prestigious Kalinga Literary Awards of 2019 for the world standard inspiring work in the literary and professional world. Young and dynamic writer Kedar Mishra to be conferred with Prestigious Kalinga Literary Youth Award of 2019 .
The three-day festival will see more 250 writers, poets, lyricists, journalists and public intellectuals speaking on the idea of a just society and how literature reflect this through the ideas of equality, equity and humanity. The three-day festival will cover several dimensions of the interconnections between Literature, Gandhian Ideology, truth, harmony and non-violence. The key sessions will be on topics such cultural nationalism, Gandhigiri, Generation Y, Odisha , Media, Market, Children, Women, Transgender, Kamasutra, Citizen Engagement, Cinema, Sports, Ethics, Discrimination, Revolutions, Peace building, Conflict Resolution and Harmony.