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Kalinga Literature Festival to promote art, culture and literature

KATHMANDU: The Kalinga Literature Festival will be held in Lalitpur on October 15-16 with the aim of promoting art, culture and literature.

The annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is one of the world’s leading literary festivals in India.

This year the KLF is focusing on Nepali art, literature and culture and will feature the majority of speakers from Nepal and some from India.

The organizers said famous Bollywood singer and actor Piyush Mishra, musician Raj Shekhar and other famous artists will perform at the festival.

Ashok Vajpayee, Sudhir Chandra, Gitanjali Sri, Mridula Garg, Arun Kamal, Ranjith Ray, Anand Neelkanth (author of Baahubali), Om Tanvi, Gagan Gill, Haldhar Nag, Malini Awasthi, Yatish Kumar, Dipti Gopalnan, Piyush Kumar, lyricist Sameer and other art lovers will participate in the festival from India.

“The festival is expected to contribute to the promotion and globalization of Nepalese art, culture and literature while strengthening the historical literary ties between Nepal and India,” read a statement released by the organizers.

The Yashasvi Pragya Foundation, Himalayan Dairy Pvt Ltd, Rashtriya Sahitya Pratishthan and Nepal Kalinga Literature Festival Kathmandu are the local organizers of the festival.

More than 200 writers, storytellers, poets, artists, narrators and critics will discuss various topics of art, literature and culture in more than 30 sessions based on literary themes during the festival.

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