All India Marathi Literary fest kick starts with excitement!
The 87th All India Marathi Literary festival started with all the zeal and zest on the banks of river Karha here, today
Saint Sopan Nagari / Saswad: The 87th All India Marathi Literary festival started with all the zeal and zest on the banks of river Karha here, today. Noted Marathi litterateurs gathered in numbers in the early morning in cold breeze for the fest. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar inaugurated the festival where noted poet F M Shinde is the elected chairman of the literary festival.
The festival started with a flag hoisting session in the hands of Dr. Madhavi Vaidya, President, Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal. Shrinivas Partil, governor, Sikkim along with Sunil Mahajan, Executive, Marathi Sahitya Parishad, Vijay Kolte, Welcoming President of the literary festival, Convener Raosaheb Pawar with other dignitaries was present for the inauguration program. The volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS) presented a Flag song on this occasion.
A special folk performance enthralled the audience in which bhajans, ballads, Jalasa, Lavani were won the hearts of many with cheerful applause.
The book exhibition, the main attraction of the fest, was inaugurated in the hands of previous literary fest’s chairman Dr. Nagnath Kotapalle.
The atmosphere in Saswad city has turned poetic with the flood of literary enthusiasts in the city. Saswadkars, the residents, served the literary enthusiasts with all their strength likewise they serve the lakhs of Varkaris in the city, who walk down the roads to get blessings from lord Vithhal.
Around 300 stalls have been installed in the book exhibition. Many onlookers along with the literary enthusiasts make it a point to visit these stalls and search for the books. It is expected that a large number of books would be sold out during the three-day long literary festival.