27th Sep 2023 10:09:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ZIRO, Sep 27: The fourth edition of Ziro Literary Festival (ZLF) commenced here at Saint Claret College, Ziro (SCCZ) on Wednesday.
The two-day event is organised by SCCZ and PWLO Entertainment in association with Oil India Limited, under the theme, ‘Celebrating Creativity for all’. The fest is supported by Lower Subansiri District Administration. A series of outcome-based workshops were also conducted for the students of the college.
Prominent authors, journalists, filmmakers, social activists, teachers, scholars, and students are taking an active part in the captivating talks and discussion sessions.
The fest began with a captivating discussion on ‘Tribal customary laws and the modern world’, moderated by journalist Ranju Dodum with former Chairperson, APSCW Jarjum Ete, research scholar Gaby Miyum Damin and journalist Karma Paljor.
On the topic of ‘India's Northeast and its Neighbours,’ ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya and award-winning journalist Sadiq Naqvi also led fascinating discussions. Journalist Karma Paljor mediated the conversation.
Banwang Losu, a Wancho author who prepared the Wancho script, shared his views in ‘A brighter future for tribal literature’, a conversation with Makepeace Sitlhou.
Prominent Assamese novelist, poet and activist, Dr. Rita Chowdhury and Tanuj Solanki who himself is an author shared their views on, ‘So you wrote a book. Now what?’. The discussion was led by journalist Makepeace Sitlhou.
The day concluded with a musical gig by Ary Juliant and Asrie from Lombok island, Indonesia, who thrilled the audience with their catchy tunes.
The Ziro Literary Festival is a celebration of reading, critical thinking, creative expression, and communal sharing. It is held annually at Saint Claret College, Ziro, wherein an array of award-winning writers, journalists, thinkers, and accomplished artists and students are provided a platform through series of discussions, readings, and hands-on workshops.
DC Lower Subansiri, Bamin Nime in his welcome address appreciated all the resource persons for coming and sharing their knowledge with the participants.
Principal SCCZ, Dr. Fr. Allwyn Mendoz highlighted the importance of Literary festivals and the motive for conducting the Ziro Literary Festival annually.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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