We have to create excellent literature to improve our language. This will maintain the sovereignty of the country. Because the search for truth, exploration and protection of human values is possible only through excellent and exemplary literature. Therefore, it becomes necessary that keeping the future in mind, literature should be created in the national interest. Human life, religion, culture and civilization are reflected only through literature.
These views were expressed by Justice Arun Mishra, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, during his speech as the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony of the four-day Gwalior International Literature Festival organized by the Udhbhav Cultural and Sports Association at IITTM.
The Chancellor of Harisingh Gour University, Prof. Balwant Shantilal Jani; filmmaker and Udhbav's brand ambassador Piyush Mishra; English litterateur Parin Somani and IITTM director Alok Sharma and chief patron of the program and Chairman of Sahitya Parishad Shridhar Paradkar were the special guests of the closing ceremony.
Chief Guest Mishra said that the culture and civilization of any country is known by its literature. The similarities, inequalities, anomalies and vices of society and country are all reflected in literature.
Special Guest Balwant Jani said that Jaipur Literature Festival has become a center for criticism of Indian literature and culture only. He opined that the Gwalior Literature Festival is different and has managed to leave an impression in its first attempt itself.
Chief Patron Paradkar said that today's generation is getting away from literature so, it is necessary to change the vocabulary of literature to suit their tastes and needs in the modern environment.
Earlier, Arvind Singh Jadoun, Principal of Central Academy School delivered the welcome address. President of Udhbhav Keshav Pandey gave the Presidential Address and Secretary Deepak Tomar gave the Secretarial Address. The program was conducted by Prof. Rajrani Sharma and the director of Central Academy School Vinay Jhalani gave the vote of thanks.
The closing ceremony was also attended by Surendra Pal Singh Kushwaha, Manoj Agarwal, Alok Dwivedi, Manish Maurya, Rajendra Mudgal, Rajiv Shukla, Shahid Khan, Jagdish Gupta and Suresh Verma among others.