National Tribal Writers’ Meeting to be Hosted by Sahitya Akademi and Bhubaneswar’s SOA

Bhubaneswar: On August 9 and 10, the Sahitya Akademi will partner with the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Center for Preservation, Propagation, and Restoration of Ancient Culture and Heritage of India (PPRACHIN) to host a two-day national Tribal Writers’ Meet. Around 70 renowned tribal authors and poets are anticipated to attend.

As a part of the current Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the event is being organized to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9.

Eminent poet and head of PPRACHIN Dr. Gayatribala Panda announced that the event would include discussions on the difficulties facing new writers in tribal languages, the preservation and growth of Indian indigenous languages, as well as multilingual poetry readings and readings of short stories.

Krairi Mog Choudhary (Mog), Rajkishore Naik (Bathudi), Anima Teira (Birijiya), Bhaichung Tshering Bhutia (Bhutia), Bhanumati Singh (Bhumij), Kusum Chakma (Chakma), Dhanu Muduli (Gadaba), Dr. Jomyir Jini (Galo), Mirthanarch K Marak

Distinguished writer and Padmashree recipient Haladhar Nag, distinguished scholar Prof. Jagannath Das, eminent writer and Convenor Odia Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi Dr. Gourahari Das, Convenor Santali Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, and SOA Deemed-to-be-University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda will.

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