Kota witnessed a surge of enthusiasm

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14 Feb 24
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Kota witnessed a surge of enthusiasm

The second day of the five-day-long Book Fair and Literary Festival in Kota witnessed a surge of enthusiasm from students of schools, colleges, and the general public. The highlight of the day was the Literary Dialogue and Interview Session, which saw a significant participation.

The lighting of the lamp for the Literary Dialogue program on the main stage of the Rajkiya Sarvajanik Mandal Library in Kota was done by the chief guest, Tarun Mehra, Deputy Forest Conservator, Kota. The Literary Dialogue sessions began with an insightful interview with Kota's emerging author, Mrs. Meghna Mehra. Her debut book, "Panch Sopan," formed the basis of the discussion, where she delved into the themes of supreme power, nature, womanhood, karma, and joy.

The second session featured a "Storytelling" segment, and Meghna Mehra engaged in a dialogue with the storyteller Mamta Mahak. The third session hosted a conversation with Pragya Gautam, and Professor Dr. Ranjan Maheshwari conducted an interview for "Off Trends Books." The fourth session showcased a blend of music, poems, and ghazals, with songwriter Navya Sharma performing on the harmonium, and Su Shri Gunjan Hada playing the tanpura.

The fifth session revolved around an interview with Dr. Veena Agrawal on "A Glimpse of Essays in Hadauti Region," conducted by Dr. Aditya Gupta. The sixth session featured a discussion on the beauty of Rajasthani ghazals, with senior literary figure Rameshwar Sharma Ramu Bhaya being interviewed by Devki Darpan.

The seventh session explored Ojasvi poetry on national themes, with Hemraj Singh Hem adding a poetic touch to the atmosphere. Yogi Raj Yogi facilitated the session. In the eighth session, Dr. Krishna Kumari spoke on the significance of essays and travel narratives. Dr. Vijay Joshi conducted an interview on the ninth session regarding the art of poetry, ghazals, and dohas in Hindi and Rajasthani languages.

Organizer Shashi Jain informed that on the third day of the event, there would be discussions on various topics, including the art and critique of storytelling, the essence of women's poetry, and discussions on contemporary India by Vishwamitra Dadhich, among others. Renowned personalities like Dr. Renu Srivastava, Dr. Kapil Gautam, Dr. Manisha Sharma, and Dr. Raghu Raj Karmayogi would also participate in the event.

Media coordinator Nahush Vyas mentioned that the literary festival had created an environment of literary awareness in Kota over the past two days.

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