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Shashi Tharoor attends Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Shashi Tharoor attends Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Jan 2015, 07:52 pm
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IBNS): Congress leader and former minister Shashi Tharoor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati Jawhar Sircar, Justice Leila Seth and British historian Charles Allen inaugurated the 6'th Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) at Indian Museum premises in Kolkata on Wednesday.

This festival will continue up to Jan 18.

The event was started with a dance performance presented by Manipuri traditional artists under the aegis of popular dancer Priti Patel and her troupe.

The guests took part in a panel discussion on 'Creating and Sustaining: Cultural Heritage and Contemporary India', moderated by professor of Jadavpur University and former Director General of National Library Kolkata Swapan Chakravorty.

The AKLF opening programme was presented in collaboration with Indian Museum bi-centenary Year Programme (BcYP) and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS).

The organizers of AKLF 2015 said that they would pay a special tribute to Pandit Jawharlal Neheru on his 125'th birth anniversary by arranging a panel discussion on him.

Indian Museum authority played a DVD on the brief history of this heritage which was created in it's 200'th birth anniversary.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha, Image by Sounak Choudhury)