Bhubaneswar: In the fourth edition of the Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF), noted writer Prof Manoj Das will receive the prestigious Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards-Indian and Global Languages.
He is also scheduled to deliver keynote address of the festival on “Divine Madness: Knowledge, Ecstasy, and Transformation”.
Mystic Kalinga Festival, founder and president Rashmi Ranjan Parida said, “We are glad that art and book lovers will have a chance to hear Padma Awardee Manoj Das delivering a fabulous talk on our central theme. It will be an honour to see him speak on the subject. We will continue to bring great writers and poem to this platform which has been successfully established as one of the key literary events on a global scale.”
From this edition, Mystic Kalinga Literary Award will carry a cash prize of Rs one lakh along with a khadi shawl and certificate for the laureate.
Mystic Kalinga Literary Award has been instituted to recognize and celebrate prolific and inspiring writers, poets and performers.
One award Mystic Kalinga Literary Award- Odia will be conferred to a person making towering contribution to the Odia language, literature and culture and another award Mystic Kalinga Literary Award-Indian and Global Languages will be for one Indian language or in an international language.
An international jury team has been formed to suggest and select these awardees. The awardees will be chosen keeping in mind their contribution to their specific language, genres, contributions and contemporary appeal and relevance.
Welcome to a festival that unpacks the many nuances of this strange and fascinating condition called bhakti, and to a conclave of extraordinary talents, perspectives and performances. Welcome to Mystic Kalinga Festival 2020.
Mystic Mic, Mystic India
From this year, Mystic Kalinga Festival introduces Mystic Mic. It is for standup performers especially designed to celebrate the innocence and beauty of rural India and its mystic connection with nature, life, music, dance, and songs.
A person having sound knowledge of traditional instruments like Kendara, Dhuduki, Khanjani or EkTaraetc or a Chakulia Panda or a Pala Gayak or performers of Laudi,GhodaNacha, DasaKathia will be provided a platform to showcase their talents in front of an enthused audience.
Over 200 participants will participate in the program from different part of the country.
year the Mystic Kalinga Festival will be extending the brand as Mystic India
Festival. Mystic India Festival will host festival mythology, mysticism, music
and dance in different part of the country.