Aligarh: Literature, Art and Culture came together to celebrate the rich heritage of Aligarh at the recently held Mangalayatan University Lit Fest. The Literature Festival was organized by the Career Advancement Centre (CAC) of the University. The festival saw storytellers from all across the country come together and narrate self-written stories to each other.
The Literature Festival began with a lamp lighting ceremony. The programme saw Mangalayatan University Prof. KVSM Krishna welcomed the guests the function with a bouquet and also honoured them on the stage. Dinesh Pandey, Director of Faculty of Education and Research at the University introduced the dignitaries to the audience members.
The guests invited for Literature festival included renowned names from the Literature World from the region. The Literature Festival started with a story narration by Aligarh Muslim UniversityProfessor CharakChattari who narrated his story ‘Bandook’. Prof. Ghazanfar Ali, Former Director, Urdu Academy atJamiaMilliaIslamia University narrated his self-penned story ‘Dugdugi’. Their story narration was met with loud applause by the audiences.
This was followed by narration of a popular tale titled ‘Mom KePankhoKeSahare’ by Dr Prem Kumar from his vast collection of stories. Dr Kumar retired from D.S. College, Aligarh recently. Dr.NastaranAhsan, editor of Dedaban magazine also charmed the audiences with a very lively narration of a story titled ‘Kashmaksh’.
Mangalayatan University Literature Fest was attended by all the senior faculty members and administrative staff of the University. These included Dean of Humanities Faculty Prof. Jainnitalal Jain, Dean and Director, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. ShivajiSarkar. They were joined by Dean Academic Prof. VikasKaushik, Dr. RK Sharma, ManishaDuttadhyaya, AnubhavSoni, Mayank Jain, Poonam Gupta, Niti Sharma, Diyansh Jain and others.
Mangalayatan University CAC Director Prof. Ali R Fatehi also addressed the gathering and thanked all the guests for making the Lit Fest a reality. In this speech, he said that literature has been the torchbearer of truth for centuries and 21st Century is no exception to this phenomenon. Stories have helped record human history, culture and heritage in its truest form. The Literature Festival was organized by CAC Department spokesman HiraDilshad. Priya- a student from Mangalayatan University delivered the vote of thanks at the end of the programme.
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