Events galore@Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi is working diligently to promote Indian literature and they are leaving no stone unturned. They recently signed an MoU with DMRC to offer their books at Delhi Metro stations. An update. Sahitya Akademi signs MoU with Delhi Metro
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Sahitya Akademi, an organisation functioning under Ministry of Culture, Govt of India for the promotion of Indian Literature signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed at Metro Bhawan by DMRC’s general manager (operations) Vikas Kumar and Sahitya Akademi’s secretary Dr K Sreenivasarao.
As a part of this MoU, DMRC will undertake several initiatives, which include allotment of space at two prominent locations (one at Kashmere Gate and one at Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station) to Sahitya Akademi for opening bookshops for a period of three years.
Continuing the mission to promote Indian literature, Sahitya Akademi organised several events.
Vigilance Awareness Week
A Vigilance Awareness Week was organised recently at Sahitya Akademi head office, New Delhi, which generated a huge interest amongst the audience. Dr MA Sikandar, director National Book Trust, India also spoke to the participating audience.
Sahitya Akademi and The International Buddhist Confederation together greeted Milarepa, great yogi and poet. An Introduction to Milarepa’s Songs of Awakening was also presented. It was an event to experience the journey to the extraordinary life of Jetsun Milarepa; a life of sincere effort, tireless dedication, and amazing austerity culminating in supremely enlightened wisdom and all-embracing compassion through the most celebrated elements of Milarepa’s songs as spontaneous expression of meditative experience and realisation that served as one of Milarepa’s principal methods of instructions.
Book releases and discussions
Besides, Sahitya Akademi Symposium on Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and book release was held in New Delhi and so was book release and discussion on Shantipriya Dwivedi’s Rachna Sanchayan.
Observed ‘Swachhta Diwas’
As part of the cleanliness campaign ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ initiated by Government of India, Sahitya Akademi observed ‘Swachhta Diwas’ recently. In a very unique way all members gathered in the open lawn of the campus and took oath. It was followed by symposium and poets’ meet on Swachh Bharat.
Some other events included a play reading session with Dr Atamjit, eminent Punjabi Writer and ‘An Evening of readings’ by Chitra Viraraghavan and Krishna Shastri Devulapalli, popular writers in English.