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by Juhi Tripathi

Date & Time: Mar 11, 2022 1:00 PM

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  • The Sahitya Akademi is hosting the "Sahityotsav" literature festival
  • The event will be held as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of India's independence
  • It will take place in New Delhi from March 10 to 15, 2022

The Sahitya Akademi is hosting the "Sahityotsav" literature festival. Sahityotsav is the Sahitya Akademi's Festival of Letters. It is India's most diverse literary event. The event will be held as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of India's independence. During the festival, the famous Sahitya Akademi Awards will be presented. It will take place in Rabindra Bhawan is located near Mandi House in Delhi from 
March 10 to 15, 2022.

What is the Sahitya Akademi Award?

In 1954, the Sahitya Akademi Award was established. The Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, bestows this literary honour every year.
The Akademi yearly bestows 24 awards for literary works written in the languages it recognizes, as well as an equal number of honours on literary translations from and into Indian languages.
The Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani as languages in which its curriculum can be executed, in addition to the 22 languages listed in the Indian Constitution.


The Sahitya Akademi award, after the Jnanpith award, is the second highest literary honour bestowed by the Indian government.

What exactly is the Sahitya Akademi?

The Ministry of Culture established the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, in 1954. It is a non-profit organisation committed to the promotion of literature written in Indian languages. Despite being established by the government, the Akademi operates independently. The Societies Registration Act of 1860 was used to register it as a society in 1956.

Taking an overview of the event :

  • This festival will take place as part of India's 75th anniversary of independence celebrations.
  • Independence or the independence movement is the theme of the events.
  • At the Festival, there will be a special area dedicated to presenting literature about India's freedom movement, as well as other artefacts related to the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • The Festival began with the Minister of State for Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal, inaugurating the Akademi Exhibition.
  • The show will feature both Akademi's accomplishments and significant occurrences from the preceding year.
  • 26 young writers representing 24 Indian languages accredited by Akademi will take part in the 'The Rise of Young India' event.
  • Distinguished publishers and authors representing different Indian languages will participate in the 'Panel Discussion on Publishing in Indian Languages.'
  • The Akademi's Book Exhibition will be open every day of the Festival.
  • The prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards will be awarded to the 24 Award winners on March 11th.
  • All 24 Award winners will meet at the Rabindra Bhavan Lawns on March 12th, 2022 for a "Writers' Meet" to discuss the creative process they utilized to write their Award-winning works.
  • The Akademi Auditorium will conduct a three-day national symposium on the "Impact of Literature on the Indian Independence Movement" on March 13th.
  • On the same day, a symposium on "Fantasy and Science Fiction in Indian Languages Since 1947" would be presented.
  • "Purvottari: North Eastern & Northern Writers' Meet" will take place on March 15th. A conference on "Literature & Women Empowerment" will be place on the same day.

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