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 Dai.

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.