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The three-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, kick-started on Friday in Chandigarh. The festival is a joint initiative of military historian and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore.
Open to one and all sans entry fee, MLF 2018 aims to offer an opportunity for the younger generation to get acquainted with India's glorious military heritage, while also bringing a host of cultural activities, food cuisines and competitions to the public.
Besides, marshal dances, weapons display, medallion gallery, artists' corner, cultural activities and exhibitions, food and cuisine, book fair, children's Saragarhi Samvadh are amongst other activities to reverberate the minds of participants and visitors with tales of India's soldiers during the three-day event.
Retired lieutenant-general DS Hooda, who was present at the event, told ANI: "People should know the history and the literature associated with their country's military. These kind of festivals are extremely important as the general public gets exposure to interact army and military, usually, their interaction is quite limited. You see, there is secrecy around the military. These are venues were civilians and army can interact and understand their viewpoints better.
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