Hindi news channel Aaj Tak is here with the third edition of its annual mega Hindi literature festival ‘Sahitya AajTak’. The three-day event will be held at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) from November 16-18.
A confluence of poetry, prose, music and drama, the festival is an initiative to highlight the importance of art and literature in today’s era. The fest brings together a diverse mix of India’s renowned personalities from writers, scholars, authors, musicians, actors, columnists, business leaders, poets and theatre artists on one platform to express their views openly and engage in a meaningful dialogue.
The mega festival will be attended by a host of celebrities such as singers Javed Ali, Malini Awasthi, one of the Wadali brothers, actor Annu Kapoor, writer Chetan Bhagat, poet Rahat Indori and many others. Actor and poet Piyush Mishra, screenwriter Prasoon Joshi and poet and writer Javed Akhtar will enthral the audience with the magic of their words. Actors Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman will talk about theatre while journalist Sagarika Ghose and Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha will speak on politics.
This year, the festival will have 100 sessions and nearly 200 guests and speakers with an audience. The festival is a platform for celebrating the rich Indian culture with theatre, poem, Sufi music at the helm, giving a platform to budding writers/artists to articulate their thoughts. The festival will have sessions in which India’s top TV anchors will interact with guests from various fields like art, cinema, music, theatre and politics.
Vivek Khanna, Group CEO, India Today Group, said, “We are delighted to bring back India’s most sought after Hindi literature festival. We have always aspired to provide the audience with a platform to connect with their roots and embrace Hindi literature and culture through engagement. We strive to bring the best to our audience and this platform gives everyone a chance to share thoughts, connect and grow together by embodying the spirit of art and Hindi literature. I welcome you all to join us to experience learning and fun.”
This year, Sahitya Aaj Tak will see a fusion of great ideas and witness a joyful synergy of literary artists hailing from different parts of the country. It will see the presence of literary stalwarts renowned for their works in Hindi, Urdu, English, Awadhi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi. The past two editions have been great hits.