STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kalam to Launch Dinamani Literary fest in Madras Univ

The two-day literary festival organised by Tamil daily Dinamani begins  on Saturday at the Madras University.

Published: 21st June 2014 07:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2014 07:10 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The two-day literary festival organised by Tamil daily Dinamani begins  on Saturday at the Madras University. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam is inaugurating the festival. Tamil scholars, writers and critics from various countries will  speak on the occasion. There will be eight sessions during the two days and 32 scholars will take part, while six political leaders will be addressing the festival. Also,  there will be a book exhibition.

There will be four sessions on the first day  on the topics - Literature and today’s needs, Literature and Arts in Visual Media, Tamil language in Information Media and language and translation.

Scholars like Avvai Natarajan, poet Sirpi Balasubramanian and Maalan, editor, Puthiya Thalaimurai are chairing the sessions while DMK MP Tiruchi N Siva, S Ramakrishnan (Malaysia), Subashini Tremmel (Germany), film directors Gnana Rajasekaran and SP Muthuraman, besides Thamizh Aruvi Manian, Kalachuvadu Kannan and many others will be sharing their views .

On the second day,  there will be four sessions on - Religion and Tamil, The habit of reading, Tracing the roots - Literature and Tracing the roots - Arts.  Scholars Sudha Seshaiyyan, Tirupur Krishnan and M Rajendran, MDMK leader Vaiko, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan, World Tamil Forum leader Pazha Nedumaaran, AIADMK MLA Pazha Karuppiah, besides M Rajendran, poets Mu Mehta and N Muthukumar and artiste Trotsky Marudu and many others will speak on varied subjects.

Governor K Rosaiah will be delivering the valedictory address and Professor R Thandavan, Vice-Chancellor, Madras University and others will speak.

Cultural programmes  will  include nathaswaram recital by Injikkudi Subramanian, Madurai Latha Maheswari’s sand drawing, Dance drama - Dasavatharam -  by Zakir Hussain troupe and another Dance Drama - Rajarajan - by Swarnamalya Ganesh.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp