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Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) 2014

Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) 2014

 Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) 2014

OdishaDiary organizing Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) on 24 February 2014 at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Come to see, listen and feel the sound of words. This February Bhubaneswar will see Jnanpith Awardees, Padma Awardess and Sahitya Akademi Laureates coming together to celebrate the spirit of words, language, and songs. Many celebrities and young voices will join the chorus. Many from distant lands will come to share their stories, memories, pain and happiness with us. We will create bonds that will be renewed each year. We will spread love and harmony through words and songs. As OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com) the leading web portal of Odisha cordially invited all of you to join us to celebrate the spirit of literature at the Annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) which will be held on 24 February 2014 at Jaidev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.

Kalinga the ancient Kingdom of present day Odisha was a glorious phase in the history of the state. Kalinga excelled in art, craft, culture and literature. It excelled in maritime trade taking both culture and agriculture beyond the shores. Despite the several challenges Modern Odisha is on its path to become a leading state in India in terms economic growth and opportunities created for the young and the old. This is an opportune time to connect the old to the new and make bridges between the past, present and the future. Literature among other remains the most powerful force to connect the glorious history, a pregnant present with immense possibilities and hope with a prosperous possible future. Odia Language and Literature have been acknowledged globally to have a tradition that dates back to more than 2000 years. Recently the Linguistic Committee of SahityaAkademi has approved Odia as a classical language. This is an opportune time to celebrate Odia Literature, its history, its present, its possibilities and its national and global interconnections.

Despite the several challenges Modern Odisha is on its path to become a leading state in India in terms economic growth and opportunities created for the young and the old. This is an opportune time to connect the old to the new and make bridges between the past, present and the future. Literature among other remains the most powerful force to connect the glorious history, a pregnant present with immense possibilities and hope with a prosperous possible future. Odia Language and Literature have been acknowledged globally to have a tradition that dates back to more than 2000 years. Recently the Linguistic Committee of SahityaAkademi has approved Odia as a classical language. This is an opportune time to celebrate Odia Literature, its history, its present, its possibilities and its national and global interconnections.

OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com  ) to organize Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) on 24 February 2014to celebrate this creative spirit of the Odisha and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life will immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works. Several eminent literary and film personalities are scheduled to attend the event.

KLF aspires to be an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of Odisha and would focus on rekindling the romance with literature and foster reading and writing, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a global appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and other Indian regional languages. The OdishaDiary’s Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) acknowledges the important role of other organisations and media houses in hosting such festival in last two years and creating a level of awareness on global literature. We at OdishaDiary want to design the KLF in a different and inclusive way. People from different traditions, regions and cultures will represent the astounding literary diversity of Odisha. Literatures from Southern and Western Odisha, from Rural and Tribal Cultures, from young and aspiring writers and poets will find their due place in the KLF. We will have special segments for young women writers, child poets and script writers.

Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) will be an eclectic mix of celebrity authors, thinkers, cine-world luminaries blended with inspirational debate which will nourish your creativity and thinking. It is universally accepted now that our journey in this world is not merely a sum of material needs. We have a soul, a conscience and a mind that yearns for fulfillment, longs for love, craves immortality, desires admiration and needs emotional succor in times of distress and failure. Literature takes care of many such non-material and intangible aspirations.

Broader Objectives of the Festival

•          To highlight the rich legacy of Odia language and cultural legacy of Odisha and promote the Bhubaneswar city as a focal point of new creative and intellectual energy.

•          To promote and further the cause of Odia Literature in Indian languages and in English.

•          To bring into focus the need for an active interaction among local, national, and foreign languages and cultures.

•          To create a platform for artistes from different creative fields to interact with each other and share their work among themselves and with their readers/audiences.

•          To provide and an opportunity for young and aspiring writers to interact with publishers.

KLF is organized to celebrate this creative spirit of Odisha and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life will immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works. Several eminent literary and film personalities and critics are scheduled to attend the event.

Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Maheswar Mohanty will be chief guest, Energy minister Arun Sahoo will be guest of honour and Agriculture Minister Debiprasad Mishra will be guest of honour to inaugurate the event with legend Dr. Sitakanta Mohapatra will be guest of honour and key note speaker.

Leading names like Dr. Sitakanta Mohapatra, Dr. Prativa Ray, Jayant Mohapatra , Dr. Khageswar Mohapatra, Dr. Debi Prasana Pattnaik, Sj. Satakadi Hota, Dr. Prasana Mohanty, Dr. Arun Rath, Dr, Prasana Patasani, Baishnab Parida, Dr. Santanu acharya, Chandrasekhar Rath, Paramita Satpathy, Gourhari Das, Bijaya Nayak, Soubhyaga Mishra,  Dr. Fani Mohanty, Monorama Biswal Mohapatra,  Hara Parichha Pattnaik, Arjun Charan Hembram , Mrinal Chaterjee, Asim Basu, Samarendra Patra, Dr. Prasana Patasani, Baishnab Parida and other will attend the KLF.

KLF is organized by Odisha Media Info Services (OMIS), the leading media house that runs pioneering media platforms like OdishaDiary and Odishan.com.

The Official Website: http://kalingaliteraryfest.org/

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