The 6th Scindia Literary Fest 2023

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  • Start Date

    19 Nov 2023

  • End Date

    21 Nov 2023

The 6th Scindia Literary Fest commenced on 19 November 2023 wherein eleven distinguished authors are coming to the Fort and painting the air ‘literary’. The Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony was Ms Roopa Pai, a distinguished author and one of India’s best-known writers for children. The ceremony of lighting the lamp was carried out and the Chief Guest, Ms Aditi Krishna Kumar, and the Principal, alongwith the Deputy Senior School Prefect, Aaradhy Shiv Shukla lighted the lamp igniting the spirit of the fest in these hallowed portals. To the chant of the Saraswati Vandana and the excellent performance of fusion music, the fraternity began their day, moving onto the respective sessions. The first session was of Ms Aditi Krishna Kumar.  The writer interweaved the idea of fantasy intermingling with reality to form the storyline of the books. She stressed that the habit of reading should come naturally to the readers and one should not be forced into it. Ms Shabnam Minawala had a Zoom session with the students. She talked about the challenges of framing a character which is interesting yet relatable. Mr Anupam Arunachalam, a renowned writer, illustrator, and cartoonist delivered an engaging session. He spoke about how drawing is an excellent way to express emotions because it allows for endless possibilities and interpretations. The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Awardee, Ms Parvati Anand fondly known as Paro Anand read out one of her works- Being Gandhi, to the students and discussed the origin of her ideas behind selecting a topic to write a book about. She discussed all her books in detail- the idea, inspiration, synopsis, and also the consequence of creating that work. She discussed different genres that she works with. The first day of the 6th Scindia Literary Fest was full of engaging and motivating sessions for the students.