The upcoming 9th Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) has been postponed by its organizers due to Make In Odisha Conclave ’22 and the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup. Previously scheduled for mid-December 2022, the 9th edition of the festival, well known for its socially relevant themes, has now been postponed to February 24-26, 2023.
At the Bhubaneswar Festival, around 400 celebrities from the fields of literature, film, media and politics will gather to deliberate on the hard-hitting theme of “India and the World”. To promote deeper inclusion across the country, our language, folklore, ‘Marga’ and ‘Deshi’ traditions will be showcased at the Festival. There will be several One to One sessions with leading experts on the topics as well as storytelling sessions.
The three-day festival will cover several dimensions of the interconnections between literature, freedom, republican values, cultural diversity and social equity. Four prestigious literary prizes will be awarded in the following categories – Kalinga Literary Award (for a distinguished writer from Odia), Kalinga International Literary Award (for a writer in any world language), Kalinga Karubaki Literary Award (for women writers ) and Kalinga Literary Youth Prize (for a young writer in any world language).
Additionally, during KLF, key sessions will cover topics such as Democracy, Cultural Nationalism, Millennials, Indian Languages, Publishing Industry, Mythology, Media, Market, Children , Women, Transgender, Civic Engagement, Cinema, Sports, Ethics, Discrimination, Revolutions, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Harmony. Apart from that, more than 30 new books and monographs will be released during the three days of the festival. KLF delegates and speakers will have a unique opportunity to take part in the heritage walk called Mystic Walk and participate in the plantation and the Mystic Mic.
To broaden the opportunity for delegates, the KLF team has partnered with local cycling clubs to provide bikes for speakers to get around the smart city and experience the mix of ancient heritage and urbanism. modern. A dedicated platform, Kalinga Art Festival offers a unique platform for artists to showcase their talent and connect their art to the central theme of the festival. (ANI)
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