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70 countries participate in Amity International Literature Festival

70 countries participate in Amity International Literature Festival

June 27, 2022

Amity University Uttar Pradesh, organized its third edition of the prestigious Annual mega event, Amity International Literature Festival (AILF 3.0) 2022 , a four-daylong festival on virtual platform.

The Amity International Literature Festival promises to be a felicitous and sagacious manifestation of aspirations and goal of imparting holistic education since it accomplishes a grand congregation of students across the globe, providing a virtual rendezvous filled with edifying tantalising literature events like debate, poetry, story writing and many more along with a myriad of competitions.  The festival will be rife with the spirit of competition, gaiety, and cross-cultural exchange.

Inaugurating the Festival, Mr. Pranav Desai, founder, Voice of Specially Abled People, Business Unit Head, NTT DATA, USA termed this festival as very enlightening, since for the first time any university has thought about including people with disabilities in the Literature Festival. “There is need for literature and art to change the narrative on disability. In our society there is tremendous ignorance and stigma on disability therefore, literature has a big role to bridge this gap. Inclusion at every level is possible and disability can be included in the Assistive Technology. As part of literature, art by disabled persons sensitises everyone and one should leverage technology for global reach to artist with disabilities”, averred Desai.

Welcoming the 70 international participants and Delegates, Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, vice-chancellor, AUUP said, “In the last two years, life has been completely changed by the pandemic but today technology has diminished the geographic differences and we are connected with the people across the globe faster. Literature gives an understanding of different cultures, economies, history, and people. Literature festival will promote a passion for literature and provide holistic information to participants thereby giving the joy of learning”.

Guest of Honor, Dr. Subrina Jesmin, UN speaker for women’s empowerment, multi global award-winning medical scientist, healthcare entrepreneur, consultant, advisor, advocate, marketing influencer, lead generation, public speaker; women health promoter; Japan spoke about the research in the education sector which can be promoted through literature festivals. A Literature festival bridges countries together in all aspects and is an opportunity for the Students to meet authors, lyricists, script writers, story tellers and many more luminaries. She advised students to make full use of this festival and widen their horizons.

Highlighting the flow of events of the festival, Festival Director AILF3.0- Prof. (Dr.) Alpana Kakkar, dean student support & academic affairs, Amity University, said, “This year, AILF 3.0 will host activities such asInsta-Ad, Book Cover Design, Rising Stan Lee, Picture Perfect, Chills and Thrills, WebSpree, Twitterature, and Gryphons and Gargoyles. There will also be several Workshops on Poetry, Story Writing, Art of Storytelling and Public Speaking and various Panel Discussions covering different aspects of literature that will be led by eminent panelists, workshops experts and event jury from across 6 continents, 62 countries.  This AILF-2022 will be different this year and see huge participation across the globe , including Australia, China, Canada, USA, Peru, Egypt, Italy, New Zealand, Cuba, Algeria, Turkey, UAE and many others.

Dr. Manu Mangattu, poet, visiting faculty – Harvard University compared the Apollo and Dionysian era where Apollo represented harmony, progress, clarity, logic and the principle of individuation, whereas Dionysian represented disorder, intoxication, emotion, ecstasy and unity and called the festival as a blend of these two cultures. The purpose of literature is to teach and entertain audience and widen our horizon to knowledge and thus literature festival appeals to both brain and heart together.

During the four-day festival, panel discussions was held on topics such as: Out of the esoteric to the exoteric – A Celebrity’s congregation, Call the shots to your TBR (to be read) files – Bookworm or a Dunce? A lot of different flowers make a bouquet, Together through literature – Keep the literature fires burning, Through the enchanting window – The art of story telling, Embracing the world through Language and literature to be conducted by International experts as panelists.

Workshops were also conducted on the topics: SkillUp to become Reading Kryptonites, Awaken your Creative hat through a euphonious expedition, L’Art oratoire discours’ – Road to dynamic Public Speaking, Unveil your tale – Capturing a story telling ambience, Brightening Shilly Shallying – Conversation analysis and polishing Speaking skills, Exotic Settings, and non-human Homosapiens – Exploring Humanity Through Literature, Metamorphose to bring out the “I” factor in you.

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