Two-Day Literature Festival Maintains Kanpurite Engagement | Events Film News

The two-day Kanpur Literature Festival (KLF) has proven to be a huge attraction for Kanpurites. The festival, which was held after a one-year hiatus, gave the city’s scholars the opportunity to explore new books, participate in discussions and be part of intellectual gatherings. The highlight of the first day was Dr Sanjay Garg’s session on the history of India through its coins. During the session, he enlightened the audience on how coins reflect times and society.

(L) Aryan Tandon (R) Barkha and Gaurang Agarwal

(G) Bhawana Mishra and Rohit Tandon (R) Dhruv, Dr Aleaxandra and Dr Manish Mahendra

(G) Bhawana Mishra and Rohit Tandon (R) Dhruv, Dr Aleaxandra and Dr Manish Mahendra

(G) Ruchi Paliwal and Dr Jugnu Singh (D) Meghna Malik

(G) Ruchi Paliwal and Dr Jugnu Singh (D) Meghna Malik

Actress Meghna Malik also attended the festival and recited a poem written by her mother. “This year, I had no plans for KLF but the organizers insisted that I be part of the event. Although this is a quick and unplanned visit, I am really happy to be here, ”she said.

(G) Dr Arunesh Singh and Dr Amit Shukla (D) Dr Sanjay Garg

(G) Dr Arunesh Singh and Dr Amit Shukla (D) Dr Sanjay Garg

(G) Dr Shally and Dr Manish Mahendra (R) Dr Vikram Singh and Dr Moomal Singh

(G) Dr Shally and Dr Manish Mahendra (R) Dr Vikram Singh and Dr Moomal Singh

Visitors to KLF were a bit disappointed as actor Rajendra Gupta, actress Sushmita Mukherji and filmmaker Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi did not attend the festival. Rohit Tandon, official spokesperson for the festival, said, ”said Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, who had to return to Mumbai from Kanpur airport as he received a call for an urgent meeting. Rajendra Gupta and Sushmita Mukherji also got stuck with work.

Kalapini Komkali

Kalapini Komkali

What added to the allure of the Festival of Lights was the captivating performance of classical singer Kalapini Komakali. Another attraction of the festival was the musical session of Dr Bipin Kumar Mishra and Pandit Amarnath Jha where they delighted the audience with their singing.

(G) Krati Sutwala and Akrati Ghosh (D) Kriti Tandon

(G) Krati Sutwala and Akrati Ghosh (D) Kriti Tandon

(G) Sanjeev Singh, Ritu and Sharad Maheshwari (D) Santosh Singh and Rinku Singh

(G) Sanjeev Singh, Ritu and Sharad Maheshwari (D) Santosh Singh and Rinku Singh

We spotted Aryan Tandon, Santosh Singh, Rinku Singh, Ruchi Paliwal, Dr Jugnu Singh, Sushma Singh and Anand Veer Singh attending the festival. Kriti Tandon was seen having her sketch done during the festival.

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