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Chitkara Lit Fest – A Celebration of Literature and the Arts

Published on February 24, 2023 | 896 views

Chitkara University, Rajpura, and Chitkara International School, Sector 25, Chandigarh, are set to host a distinguished array of delegates for Chitkara Lit Fest to be held on February 25th and 26th, 2023.

The festival includes a stellar line-up of writers, poets and artists such as Javed Akthar, Usha Uthup, Irshad Kamil, Khushwant Singh and many more.

Day 1 of the festival will be held at Chitkara University Punjab campus and the events for the day will include a book launch of “The Affairs of Caste” by Laxmi Dhaul. It will also see discussions between Sumit Samos and Richa Lakhera on Transcending the caste barriers and Dr. Gurpartap Khairah and Dr. Aman S. Maharaj in conversation with Dr. Jhilam Chattaraj on Transformational Journeys. Day 1 will conclude with a live performance by Bir Singh.

Day 2 of the festival will be held at Chitkara International School, Sector 25, Chandigarh, and will include a discussion on poetry for social change by Javed Akhtar and Nirupama Dutt. At the event, Javed Akhtar will also be honoring Mac Sarin for his contribution to promoting and preserving Chandigarh’s architectural heritage, Dr. Neelam Man Singh Chowdhary for her contribution in the field of arts and Laxmi Dhaul for her contribution to spreading environmental awareness.

Irshad Kamil and Balpreet will talk about hopping the boundary between a lyricist and a poet and Sudeep Sen and Dr. Jhilam Chattaraj will discuss a poet’s quest for change. There will also be panel discussions by Usha Uthup, Richa Lakhera, Khushwant Singh, Laxmi Dhaul, Dr. Nilima Chitgopekar, Neelesh Kulkarni, and Niharika Bhuwania.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, said, “Chitkara University always aims to provide stimulating and unique experiences to its staff and students. This literary festival will be a great experience for all as one will witness celebrated authors and speakers from various genres coming together to explore how literature and ideas can go beyond both- literal and metaphorical barriers while challenging and reshaping the perception of the world. Through readings, book signings, and lively discussions, one will get the opportunity to engage with the creative minds who are at the forefront of this movement.”

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