Tata Steel today announced the second edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) to be held at Hotel Trident in Bhubaneswar on January 20 and 21. With an aim to foster the love for literature among the people of Odisha, TSBLM will bring together celebrated authors from across literary genres and serve as a local platform with a global appeal, which bridges the gap between literature of English, Odia and other regional languages. The detailed event schedule was unveiled at the event.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Chanakya Choudhury, Group Director Corporate Communications and Regulatory Affair, Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet is one of the important and flagship events of Tata Steel in Odisha. Fulfilling its role of being a responsible corporate citizen brand by promoting literature along with sports. Tata Steel endeavors to bring best-in-class experience to literary enthusiasts, and provide a knowledge platform for intellectual exchange of ideas on contemporary issues in Odisha.” Read more
Source: Orissa Diary
For the first time in Orissa’s history, 400 poets from different parts of the country gathered under one roof and held numerous discussions on regional Indian literature. The first edition of Bhubaneswar Poetry Festival (BPF) was organised by PEN IN Publication and Media at a city based hotel in Bhubaneswar. The primary focus for such gathering was to discuss the change in modern poetries, which is transforming the landscape of literature.
Renowned poet Sitakant Mohapatra, who inaugurated the event, said, “Many young poets continue to write good poetry, which means that it is still very popular among people. Such festivals need to be organised often as it encourages them.”
Notable Oriya poet Haraprasad Das addressed the problem with Oriya literature and said there was an ego clash between young and veteran literary figures, which needed to be resolved. “We (the society) do not encourage young talents. Even though some poets still prefer to write in Oriya, we continue to say that nobody writes in the said language. We need to change this mindset,” he said. Read more