Bhubaneswar:ONT Bureaue :10/1/17:Culturally among the richest states of India, Odisha has always been at the forefront of iconic works of Indian literature, from Jaydev’s Gita Govinda, to Sarala Das’ Mahabharata, to the path-breaking works of poets such as Sitakant Mahapatra and Ramakanta Rath, and fiction writers such as Prativa Ray in the modern era.
It is to celebrate this immense richness that Tata Steel today announced the second edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) to be held at Hotel Trident in Odisha capital on January 20 and 21.The idea was to pay homage to the best of Odia literature, while also going beyond the confines of the purely literary and bringing on board such varied areas of interest as theatre, dance, music, cinema, journalism, and politics, all of which directly or indirectly affect literary pursuits.
Speaking on this occasion, Chanakya Choudhury, Group Director Corporate Communications and Regulatory Affair, Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet is one of the important and flagship events of Tata Steel in Odisha. It is fulfilling its role of being a responsible corporate citizen brand by promoting literature along with sports. Tata Steel endeavors to bring best-in-class experience to literary enthusiasts, and provide a knowledge platform for intellectual exchange of ideas on contemporary issues in Odisha.”
Addressing the media Arun Misra, VP, Project Gopalpur, MD Tata Steel SEZ, said, “Culturally among the richest states of India, Odisha has always been at the forefront of iconic works of Indian literature”
Speaking on occasion Monica Nayyar Patnaik, MD Sambad Group told that Sambad group is associated with TSBLM as they found a synergy between the group’s commitment to the promotion of Odiya literature and the bigger objective of the literary meet.
Ananta Mohapatra, renowned theatre personality of Odisha appreciated the initiative of Tata Steel in bringing the second edition of Bhubaneswar Literary meet in a bigger and better way.