City of Palaces gears up for lit fest

Last Updated 08 November 2017, 18:58 IST

Mysuru, the City of Palaces, is gearing up for the 83rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, scheduled to begin on November 24.

The main auditorium for hosting the three-day literary fest is being built using German technology and it can accommodate 25,000 people. Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Manu Baligar said the German technology had been used to ensure that rain won't play spoilsport at the meet.

Champa to preside over Writer Chandrashekhar Patil, popularly known as Champa will preside over the Sammelana. The Sahitya Sammelana will kickstart with a procession from Kote Anjaneyaswami temple in which 5,000 student, police band and people from all sections of society are expected to take part.

"Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the event at Maharaja College Ground. A special invitation has been extended to all literary

"Steps are being taken to provide them residential and travel arrangements," he said.

There will be 500 book stalls, 100 small stalls and 50 exhibition stalls where painters can display their works. Food will be served to participants at 180 counters.

DH News Service

(Published 08 November 2017, 17:54 IST)

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