Itanagar: State PHED & WS Minister Wangki Lowang on Wednesday advocated giving an impetus to the literary movement in the State by instilling the sense of love for literature among the younger generation.
Inaugurating the second edition of the Arunachal Literature Festival – Litfest, at Dorjee Khandu Convention Center here, the minister said that literary movement should grow from strength to strength to infuse the sense of love for literature among the young generation and students.
“The unions and clan-based organizations mushrooming in the state need to keep focus on the aspect of strengthening the literary movement in the state,” the minister said.
“We have orally transmitted literature, barring a few tribes which have their own script and onus lies with the writers and members of the literary society to bring them in the form of Books,” Lowang said.
The Minister also released the Souvenir of the Litfest 2019.
Renowned Sri Lankan novelist Ashok Ferrey, in his deliberation said, “There is something within us but we fail to recognize it and we can extract when we open up to opportunities that come in our way.”
The three-day event is being organised by the State Information and Public Relation department in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS).
IPR secretary Himanshu Gupta in his address disclosed that the festival has been organised to imbibe literary taste among the people.
The festival would serve as a platform for exchange of views on wide range of issues by prominent writers, poets and authors across the country and abroad. Book exhibition, panel discussions, poetry recitation, painting competition and interaction with renowned authors are some of the highlights of the event.