Culture MoS inaugurates Sahityotsav in Delhi

Mar 10: Sahityotsav, the Festival of Letters of Sahitya Akademi, India’s most inclusive literature festival commenced today in New Delhi. Festival of Letters 2022 is being celebrated to commemorate 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

The Festival started today, with the inauguration of Akademi Exhibition by Sri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Culture. The Exhibition showcases Akademi‘s achievements and seminal events held in the previous year.

On the occasion, Sri Arjun Ram Meghwal said literature has been the mirror of our culture ever since we began to think and write, or since human civilization has evolved. The union minister also said “Language is a medium of expression and today in the exhibition we all will see books written in different languages. Our body, mind, intellect and soul are of great importance and as time is changing with new technologies in hand, Sahitya Akademi should also change in accordance with the need of the hour”. “We should accept the change in our literature”, the Minister added. Shri Meghwal emphasized that the 21st century should be of India and it is our belief that the 21st century will be ours.

26 young writers representing 24 Indian languages recognized by Akademi participated in “The Rise of Young India” event held at the Rabindra Bhavan Lawns from 10.30 a.m. onwards today. Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, eminent Assamese writer, inaugurated the Meet. Later in the day, reputed publishers and authors representing different Indian languages participated in the “Panel Discussion on Publishing in Indian Languages”.

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