Bhubaneswar, July 21 (LocalWire): The sixth edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival concluded here today with Reserve Bank of India Executive Director Rabi Mishra speaking on Indian religious values shaping up financial regulations in the country resulting in immunity from global financial shock way back in 2008.
Odisha Tourism had tied up with the event for the first time to promote tourism in the state.
KLF founder and director, Rashmi Ranjan Parida, believes KLF 2019 is unique in many ways as it bridges the gap between local, national and global literary dialogues.
During the inaugural session, Pavan K Verma, Rajendra Kishore Panda, Paro Anand received the prestigious Kalinga Literary Awards 2019 for their inspiring works in literary and professional worlds.
Young and dynamic writer Kedar Mishra was conferred with Kalinga Literary Youth Award.
The three-day Kalinga Literary festival had engaging sessions ranging from literature to cinema, food, city life, economy and literature.
45 sessions were held where subjects such as Gandhian ideas, feminism, contemporary literature, arts and paintings, cinema, politics and government , journalism, cultural heritage, book publication business, religion and trade got featured by more than 200 eminent speakers from across India.
An art festival ran simultaneously with the KLF event and attracted more than 60 artists from several states.
Artists and art critics discussed the connection between art and literature and also prepared a roadmap for future engagement during the event.