N-E Literary meet begins in Itanagar
Itanagar: The two-day literary event-
MATRIX 2011, organised by North East Writers' Forum (NEWF)
began here on Sunday with 25 authors from states of North East
participating the literary sessions to celebrate the spirit of
the region and its creativity.
"Literature is the mirror of society through which
knowledge, history and culture are preserved through ages,"
Arunachal Pradesh Planning, Finance and PWD Minister Chowna
Mein said after inaugurating the event.
Advocating for encouraging the budding writers of the
state through such conclaves, the minister said that the
present trend of literature movement in the state was started
by Lummer Dai, an eminent writer, and being carried forward by
Sahitya Akademi Awardee Y D Thongchi and Padmashree Mamang
Meanwhile, NEWF President Arup Kumar Dutta said the
objective of the literary meet was to revive the missing oral
literatures of North-East and to preserve them.