Why Should You Participate in Kokrajhar Literary Festival 2023

Kokrajhar Literary Festival 2023: The 2nd Kokrajhar Literary Festival is scheduled on 6, 7, 8 Jan 2023 at the Bodofa Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar.

What is Literary Festival?

Before we proceed further, let’s understand what is Literary Festival in general. As per wikipedia, A literary festival, also known as a book festival or writers’ festival, is a regular gathering of writers and readers, typically on an annual basis in a particular city.

In this article, we’ll talk about the literary festival that is annually organized in Kokrajhar city.

Kokrajhar Literary Festival 2023

Kokrajhar Literary Festival Logo
Kokrajhar LitFest Logo

The BTC govt of the BTR started this kind of literary festival from last year. The Kokrajhar litfest started on 2021-22 and this year, it’ll be the 2nd time. It’s the biggest literary festival of the Bodoland.

Why Kokrajhar Literary Festival?

Every event has a purpose, in the same way there is a purpose of organizing this mega literary festival in Kokrajhar by the BTR government. The following details are the ones why the literary festival is needed in the Bodoland and how it’ll immensely beneficial to the poets, writers, artists, and many others who sees the positive side of this Lit fest program.

  1. To disseminate Peace and Love
  2. To celebrate Unity in diversity
  3. Promotion of Bodoland Territorial Region
  4. To present Kokrajhar as a City of Peace
  5. To showcase the Gaurang River as a symbol of peace.
  6. Promotion of various languages and dialects
  7. Exposure of young poets with the renowned poets and philosophers
  8. Development of intellectual culture
  9. To promote writers and artists

In general, the Kokrajhar LitFest aims at promoting peace & harmony in society through the free, unimpeded exchange of literary ideas.

Why Participate Kokrajhar Literary Festival?

Here a few words on upcoming 2nd Kokrajhar literary festival 2023 from the prominent experts in their field.

1. Mr. Krishna Gopal Basumatary, Director, Upendra Nath Academy, Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam.

2. Mr. Raju Kr. Narzary, Executive Director, NERSWN

3. Prof. Indira Boro, Bodoland University

4. Dr. Subung Basumatary, Registrar, Bodoland University

5. Anjali Basumatary, Kokrajhar Government College, Kokrajhar

6. Kamal Bodosa, Kokrajhar Govt College, Kokrajhar

7. Urkhao Gwra Brahma, Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Assam

8. Prof. Surath Narzary, Ex-Principal of Kokrajhar Govt. College

9. Swmdwn Brahma, Principal of Basic Training Centre, Kokrajhar

10. Dr. Pranab Kr. Singh, Assistant Professor of CIT, Kokrajhar

11. Mr. Gasai Daimary, Singer, Kokrajhar

12. Dr. Adaram Basumatary, Principal of Girls College, Kokrajhar

LitFest Committee

The Litfest committe is formed for organizing successfully the Kokrajhar literary festival.

Kokrajhar LitFest Prorgam Details

6th Jan 2022 – Day 1 – Opening Ceremony

  1. 7:00 – 09:30 AM: Arrival and Registration of Participants
  2. 09.30 – 10:30 AM: Flag Hoisting
  3. 10:30 – 11:45 AM: Visual display of 1st Kokrajhar Literary Festival & Poem recitation of bygone days
  1. 12:00 PM Inaugural Session
  2. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch
  3. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Parallel Sessions-I
  4. Session – A: Reciting to the Harmony of Poetry
  5. Session – B: Soloni Song Dannanwi (In Quest of a Story)
  6. Session – C Panel Discussion: Mel Milap – A Step towards Enhanced Understanding
  7. 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Tea Break
  8. 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Listening to Eminent Litterateurs (Reading and Discussion
  1. Session- A: Reading and Discussion
  2. Session- B: Poetry for Peace
  3. Session- C: Stories of Shore
  4. 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Flames of Poetry in the Misty Evening (5 Parallel Fire Site Poetry Sessions)
  5. 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Dinner

7th Jan 2022 – Day 2 – Dialogue and Conversation

  1. 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Parallel Sessions-III
  2. Session- A: People’s Poetry
  3. Session- B: Publishers and Editors Speak
  4. 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Tea Break
  5. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Listening the mouthpieces of Literary Bodies
  6. Session- A: Representatives from different Sahitya Sabha
  7. Session- B: Listening to Khiliphu poets (open submission)
  8. Session- C:
  1. 1:00-2:00 PM: Lunch
  2. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Parallel Sessions- V
  3. Panel Discussion: Celebrating Diversity in Literature with Young Writers and Actors
  4. Session-B: Telling Novelty of Novel and Stories (Book Reading)
  5. Session- C: Melting Poets
  6. 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Tea Break
  7. 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Parallel Sessions- VI
  8. Session- A: Listening to Women Writers
  9. Session- B: Crossing the Boundaries: Reading and Discussion on South East Asian Writings
  10. Session- C: Rhythm of Literature (Bodo Young Writers)
  1. 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Book Launch, followed by Fusion of Fogs. (Fire Site Poetry Session- II)
  2. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM:
    1. Tanoura Dance Performance by Ala El Din Mohamed Soliman, Egypt
    2. Cultural Performance and Drama by Lwrgi Theater
  3. 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Dinner

8th Jan 2022 – Day 3 – Reimagined and Celebration

  1. 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM Parallel Sessions-VII
  2. Session- A: Panel Discussion: Telling Tales of Threatened Languages
  3. Sessions- B: Paints of Poetry
  4. Session- C: Echoes from the Silent Valley (Bodo writers meet)
  5. 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Tea Break
  6. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Parallel Sessions- VIII
  7. Session- A Poetry Reading (Bodo Women Writers)
  1. Session- B Poetry Reading
  2. 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch
  3. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Parallel Reading Session- IX Session- A:
  4. Session- B: Settling with Stories
  5. 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Tea Break
  6. 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Valedictory Session
  1. 5:00 PM: Special Sufi Performance by Vedanth Bharadwaj
  2. 6:00 PM: Cultural Night

How to Reach Kokrajhar Literary Festival?

The Address of the Kokrajhar Literary festival is shared below. How to reach the destination?

Address: Bodofa Cultural Complex, Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Region

  • Nearest Train Station: Kokrajhar (3.4 km Distance)
  • Nearest Train Station: Bongaigaon (45 km Distance)
  • Nearest Airport: Rupsi Airport, Dhubri Assam (68 km Distance)
  • Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) (195 km Distance)

Important Web Links

Official Websiteclick here
Kokrajhar Literary Festival FB Pageclick here
Email[email protected]
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