National & International fame celebrated authors, writers, poets and creative thinkers descended in Bhopal between 12th to 14th January 2019 at the first-ever Bhopal Literature and Art festival. The venue at Bharat Bhawan which was aesthetically decorated in tribal motifs and colourful tapestry served as a platform for convergence of some very well known names in Indian and International literature and arts around diverse genres of writing.
Sushila Devi Award organised by Ratan Lal Foundation was given to Namita Gokhale for her book, Things To Leave Behind (The story of Kumaon). She was also given a reward of Rs 2 Lakhs. She was awarded by the Chief Guest of the event, Alphons Kannanthanam and Vijayalakshmi Sadho.
The festival culminated with a spellbound cultural night which left the audience wanting for more. Jagran Lakecity University’s credo “Igniting Minds, Changing Lives”, came alive, as the student volunteers from JLU actively contributed to this much-awaited festival of literature and arts in Bhopal.