Building ties with culture and literature
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, CD foundation along with the delegation of Europe Union to India organised the European Authors and literature summit named 'Long Night of Literatures'.
Authors from nine European Union member states and two non-European union member states shared their views during the literature festival.
MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Chairman Lalit Kala Uttam Pacharne, who were the guests of honour for this literature summit, shared their views on the importance of cultural exchange among all the nations.
The host ambassador from the delegation of Europe Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski said, "This literature fest is an excellent opportunity to create interest and strengthen Indo – European cultural and literature ties."
CD Foundation Director Charu Das said that under the series of Sparkles and Hope, her foundation has been organising various large-scale cultural programs for a cause in collaboration with different embassies and this was the first time that they have organised such a unique literature summit."
Authors from Austria, Denmark, France, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Czechia took part in the summit, which was also graced by the President AIFACS Biman Das, Ambassador of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of Denmark Peter Taksoe Jensen and Ambassador of Slovenia Jozef Drofenik.
Program's highlight was "speak easy" where authors shared their experiences of life, work and a lot more.
Hungarian Author István Vörös said, "My native language is Hungarian but I decided to come here and learn about your literature because I am very much interested in it. I was fascinated by the Indian culture and the thought of visiting an area that has been inhabited for thousands of years. I also look forward to meeting new people here."
According to the director of Chitra and Dhairya foundation Charu Das, this initiative was to bring different fields like tourism, art, and culture, health, yoga, education etc together.