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Namita Gokhale feted at Bhopal Literature and Art Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

received the Sushila Devi Literature Award at the inaugural function of the first edition of the Literature & Art Festival (BLF) that started here Saturday.

About 70 writers and artists are attending the festival, being held at the of the Bharat Bhawan here.

Gokhale recieved the award for the 'Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author' for her novel "Things to Leave Behind".

Union for Culture and Tourism K J Alphons and Dr Vijaylaxmi Sadho were present on this occasion.

Praising the beauty of Bhopal's Upper Lake, Alphons, in his speech, said tourist facilities should be developed around the lake without damaging the water body.

Later, speaking at a panel discussion on 'The Path Ahead: Transformative Ideas for India', Aayog Amitabh Kant stressed the need to focus on for the global market.

of Rajiv Mehrishi and Ila were also part of the panel.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 20:40 IST