Vijayawada

Praja Sahithi celebrates 36th year

Paintings by Chitta Prasad at an art exhibition conducted by Praja Sahiti on the occasion of its 36th anniversary in Vijayawada on Sunday. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

An exhibition displaying the works of Bengali artist Chitta Prasad was the main attraction at the opening of the new Praja Sahithi building on Saturday.

The 250 detailed drawings by the artist about various happenings like famines, daily life of farmers etc had the crowd thronging the exhibition hall. Renowned Literary Critic Subrato Basu spoke on the occasion and said that the availability of glossy magazines for a low price was leading to the diminishment of good literature.

He said that the education institutes must incorporate ancient literary books into the academics so that they do not go extinct. He advised the writers to write more about socially relevant topics so that the public would be interested in their writings. He said that writers must live a life among the common man and not sit behind closed doors.

The programmes were organised to commemorate the 36 anniversary of the monthly magazine Praja Sahithi. All India People’s Literary Forum Convener Kothapalli Ravi Babu spoke on this occasion and said that at a time where small time magazines were losing their importance, Praja Sahithi continues to publish monthly editions without delay. He said that the society relevant articles were the main reason for this long running success of the magazine.

The anniversary celebrations were marked by the opening of a new building of the magazine and lectures on interesting topics like the difficulties faced by the present day writers and history of the magazine.


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