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Lit O Fest in London on Sept.6

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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife , Amruta Fadnavis during,
Amruta Fadnavis (file)

Lit-O-Fest, India’s premier event in Literature, Arts and Culture will be hosted in London’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 6th September…reports Asian Lite News

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife , Amruta Fadnavis during, "Be Positive" a programme organised for children at a Mumbai hospital in Mumbai, on Jan 5, 2018. (Photo: IANS) by .
Amruta Fadnavis (file)

Lit-O-Fest, India’s premier event in Literature, Arts and Culture will be hosted in London’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 6th September. The occasion brings together aspirants and connoisseurs together providing a strong platform to promote talent in the fields of literature, music, dance and other arts. The event is also unique in undertaking upliftment work of Dahigaon in Shahpur district in Maharashtra for improving sanitation and infrastructural development through providing schools, drinking water, digitisation and solar power.

The day features interesting discussions, seminars and performances, including presentations by Sanskruti Centre and Sur Bharti Women’s Collective, and renditions by stellar singer Padma Shri awardee Bhajan Samraat Anup Jalota.

Amruta Fadnavis (file)

The programme will be attended by social activist, singer and wife of honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Amruta Devendra Fadnavis, Minister of Tourism Jaya Kumar Rawal, Hollywood actress Zara Adams, Karan Mittal of Mittal Corp and several other key dignitaries. The event is initiated by GLK Global Events, presented by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, and supported by Maharashtra Mandal London, MATV and E-Bizz among others.

Speaking about the event, Amruta Fadnavis said: “We are excited to be part of this wonderful cultural initiative by Smita Parikh and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is doing whatever it can to support event. Lit O Fest is doing wonderful job in using literature to improve the plight of education and literacy in the villages of Maharashtra and taking the campaign internationally”

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Smita Parikh

Speaking to Asian Lite, Smita GLK Parikh, festival Director, said: “We are also felicitating some dignitaries from the field of Art, Culture, Music, Literature in the House of Lords of British Parliament with Innoventure Awards for their contribution in their respective fields. We are possibly the first such festival in India to adopt a village and take care of education, hygiene and skill development of the rural girls. Indo-British culture has great sense of connection and we are glad to be recognising and appreciating some great talent and work in the United Kingdom”

Elaborating on the reason to bring Lit O Fest to the United Kingdom, both Smita and Mahendrasinh Jadeja, International Advisor to Lit O Fest have highlighted the objective to encourage British Indians and NRI community to promote Indian culture and literature, and this also needs the support of social activists, intellectuals and philanthropists, for a better tomorrow.

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Mahendrasinh Jadeja

Jadeja further highlights how he feels proud and privileged to be part of the event. “It is the footstep towards right direction and helps to increase the awareness among Indian Diaspora about our event that adopts villages and improves people’s lives. We love to promote youth involvement, work with other organisations to enhance the content. The upcoming event in Bhavan is free to attend, however if anyone wants to donate for the village transformation, they could do.”