Lit O Fest’ Mumbai, India’s premiere festival of Literature, Art and Culture is all set to spread its creative wings by taking the festival international. The 5th edition of the festival will be in London early next month. It was announced in a Press Conference organised in Varsha, the official residence of the Chief Minister, Maharashtra last evening where the first lady Amruta Fadnavis, Smita Parikh, the founding Director of Lit O Fest Mumbai and Author- Filmmaker Pankaj Dubey, who are all part of the contingent spoke to the Press.
“We are excited to be part of this wonderful cultural initiative by Smita Parikh and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is doing whatever it can to support the event. Lit O Fest is doing wonderful job in using literature to improvise the plight of education and literacy in the villages of Maharashtra and taking this campaign internationally”, said Amruta Fadnavis who would be present during the London Chapter of Lit O Fest in Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan London and the House of Lords, British Parliament, London on the 6th and the 7th of September’2018.
“We are also felicitating some dignitaries from the field of Art, Culture, music and literature in the House of Lords, British Parliament on the 7th of September with the ‘Innoventure Awards’ for their contribution in their respective fields during our festival. Mumbai is possibly the first such festival in india to adopt a village named Dahigaon and is taking care of the education, hygiene and skill development of the rural girls,”” stated Ms Smita Parikh, the founding Director.
” It’s a rarity to see an organisation supporting not only the achievements but also the possibility in the practitioners of Literature, Art and music and I am delighted to be nominated for the ‘Innoventure Awards’ to be given in the House of Lords, British Parliament, London. I got in touch with Lit O Fest when they had awarded the Best 1st Published Book of an Author award to my Debut Novel, What A Loser! (Penguin Books) few years back and the organisation is doing extraordinary work since then. Lit O Fest ‘ mentioned Pankaj Dubey, Author-Filmmaker.
Other dignitaries along with Ms Amrita Fadnavis, Smita Parikh and Pankaj Dubey to attend the festival are the tourism minister of Maharashtra Mr. Jaykumar Rawal, Lord Daljit Rana, Mahendra Singh Jadeja, Anup Jalota and Bond Girl from Hollywood Ms Zara Adams, Mr Parikshit Thorat , Dr Radha krishnan pillai and many more .