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'Commoner' Raje visits Jaipur Literature Festival


IANS Jaipur
Giving a go-by to protocol, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday attended the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 like a commoner.
She was seen visiting book stalls and flipping through the pages of books and also buying a few of her choice.
She was at the festival for around an hour, where she could be seen talking to participants, including youths and writers. She also gave her autograph to several students and asked them to harness their reading skills.
Speaking to media persons, Raje said the JLF had emerged as a strong platform for strengthening literature as a media to communicate strong messages.
"This platform also allows us to meet the world-renowned writers whom we can never meet but only read," she added.
She had all praise for the tribal art called Mandana, which was drawing attention of one and all around.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by media advisor Anup Sharma, who has been a regular at the literature festival over the years.
After visiting the JLF, Raje also visited the Jawahar Kala Kendra to attend a handicrafts exhibition. Looking at the handicraft materials, she had all praise for the creativity of artisans.
She also reviewed the renovation work at the Kendra and directed the officials to make the centre better in terms of artistic vision.
Subodh Agarwal, Principal Secretary - Tourism, Art & Culture Department, was also present on the occasion.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 9:26 PM IST

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