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North-East Literary Festival 2022 underway in Arunachal

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A two-day North-East Literary Festival 2022 (NELF) organised by the state department of information and public relations in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) got underway here at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre on Monday.

The NE literary festival with the theme “Building bridges through literature” aimed at encouraging budding poets and writers of the state to hone their skills in creative writing, besides giving them an opportunity and platform wherein they can express themselves in terms of literature and facilitate them to come face to face with the leading poets and writers enabling them to improve their skill in creative writings.

Many prominent authors and poets from outside the state including Anuradha Sarma Pujari, Sahitya Academy Awardee (Assam) Upen Rabha Hakacham (Assam), Munish Singh (Manipur) and Bipul Regon (Assam), besides a host of local writers, are participating in the event.

Addressing the event, agriculture and horticulture minister Tage Taki exhorted the writers and poets to be pathfinders and good social observers and work towards bringing meaningful change in the society through their writing.

Stating that literature brings discipline, sweetness and colour to life, Taki emphasised the significance of literature in preserving the culture and tradition of the society, besides inculcating human values among the people.

He lauded the eminent authors of the state including Sahitya Akademi Y D Thongchi and Mamang Dai for their immense contributions to literary works and urged them to guide and motivate the younger generations to upgrade their skills and work for promoting literature through creative writings.


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