Koraput: The second edition of Koraput Literary Festival (KLF) organised by Odia Media Private Limited is scheduled to be held on October 20-21.
The two-day national festival will witness a huge gathering of celebrated authors, thinkers, policymakers, politicians, social activists, and intellectuals from Odisha as well as other parts of the country.
Odisha Governor Prof.Ganeshi Lal and culture minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi will grace the valedictory session and confer Koraput Literary awards on October 21 at Tribal Museum, Koraput.
The event will be inaugurated by celebrated Dogri author from Jammu & Kashmir, Prof. Lalit Mangotra in the presence of poet Pradeep Biswal and Koraput collector Madhusudan on 20th October, at the lush green scenic ambiance of Brown Valley Coffee Estate some 22 KM away from Koraput.
Festival director Subhransu Panda will preside over bothy inaugural and valedictory sessions.
This two-day national literary extravagance will accommodate more than 60 speakers in 15 sessions. Apart from this, more than 40 poets will participate in multilingual poetry recitation session.
Also, there will be a film screening session at the premises of COATS in Koraput. The award-winning documentary “Kotpad Weaving” will be screened in the presence of noted weaver Padma Sri GobardhanPanika.
During the closing ceremony, well-known author Dr. Gourahari Das will be conferred with the Koraput Literary Award 2019 for Fiction and noted poet Bipin Nayak will receive Koraput Literary Award 2019 for poetry.
Also, 10 personalities from the undivided Koraput region will be felicitated for their achievements and contributions to society.