With view to promote Bengali literature, two-day-long Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob 2016 started today with writers from West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh.
Festival Director Swagat Sengupta said "we haven't been able to adequately pass on Bengal's cultural and literary heritage to the next generation."
"Our literature and cultural legacy can be preserved and can thrive when millennials understand its relevance and take it forward in their own unique ways," he said.
The festival brings together eminent poet Sankha Ghosh and writers like Nabaneeta Deb Sen, Sanjib Chattopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay and Bani Basu besides renowned Bangladeshi author Selina Hussain.
Sengupta said the festival is being curated as a celebration as well as a beehive of information about the Bengali literary legacy.
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