Litfest: cultural events, sessions, poets' meet at different venues

Cultural programmes, technical sessions, and poets' meet will be held at different venues across the city from Friday to Sunday as part of the 83rd Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana.

While the cultural programmes have been scheduled at six venues, technical sessions and poets' meet will be held on three different stages.

The cultural events at Maharaja's College Grounds and Centenary Hall of Maharaja's College will commence at 9 am on all the three days. The events at Kalamandira, Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Dufferin Clock Tower (Chikka Gadiyara), Mini theatre of Kalamandira and Rangacharlu Town Hall will be held in the evening.

Folk artistes from all parts of the state will perform a variety of art forms. On day one, events such as sugama sangeetha, choudike pada, dance drama, folk songs, etc have been scheduled at all venues.

Similarly, poets' meet and a variety of sessions will be held at the main stage and at the Maharaja's College Centenary Hall and Kalamandira. On day one, sessions on subjects such as 'Education: Present Challenges', 'Dalit Loka Drusti', 'Challenges before Media', will be held at Maharaja's College Grounds. Sessions on 'Adhunika Karnataka Nirmana: Mysuru Raajara Koduge', 'Karnataka Ekikarana', 'Alakshita Janasamudayagalu' and 'Karnataka Neeravari' will be held at Maharaja's College Centenary Hall.

Food

The sammelana food committee has arranged to serve food thrice on all the three days for a total of six lakh people at a cost of Rs 2.75 crore. Committee chairman D Dhruvakumar said food will be served for two lakh people per day. As many as 2,000 volunteers have been deputed for the works.

He said that the committee has issued coupons to the people, who have registered their names. For delegates and facilities to serve food for women, elderly people and physically challenged persons, have been made at all food counters. Separate food counters have been opened for the delegates near the main venue and for the general public at the Scouts and Guides Grounds.

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