GHS-IMR - Kanpur Literature Festival
To provide an opportunity to the students of Kanpur, and to expose them to the mesmerizing world of books and stories to create awareness among students about importance of rich literature, Kanpur Literature Festival was organized in Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management Research on 30th November & 1st December 2019.
Sessions were dedicated to Kaifi Azmi, on the occasion of his centenary birth year. Tushar Gandhi, the innovator brought alive the personal untouched aspects and contours of Bapu. All got enthralled by the live performance of Dastangoi on Kaifi Azmi by Himanshu Bajpai. There was a panel discussion on politics attended by Tushar Gandhi (great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), Ramesh Dixit (Prof. of Political Science). Euphonious voice of indomitable singer Padmashri Malini Awasthi was amused by all.
Open air musical evening ’Ghazal Maestro by Jaswinder Singh kept everyone cheered. There was a Panel discussion on the state of media &news in the Post-Truth times attended by Sunita Aron (senior Resident editor, Hindustan Times),Kamal Khan (Resident Editor, NDTV) , Sanjay Kapoor(Editor, Hard News). Famous Hindi writer Suryabala was in conversation with Anita Mishra. Thespian star Ashutosh Rana, known for its acting reveals his writer’s avatar. The Literature Fest reflected the city’s vibrancy of thought and its extensive engagement with the literary world.