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4th Edition of International Lucknow Literary Festival : 19-21 February 2016
Pt. Birju Maharaj

Pt. Birju Maharaj

Lucknow Literature Festival (LLF) conferred Wajid Ali Shah Award on the noted dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji. Mr. Asif Ali Mirza, Mr. Mir Jafar Abdullah and the Founder & CEO of The Lucknow Literary Festival, Mr. Shamim A. Aarzoo accompanied him on the stage. Mr. Sunil Sunkara who is an internationally acclaimed performing artist conducted the ceremony. On the screen the audience was led through time and witnessed the highlights of life and times of Pandit Birju Maharaj...

It happens for a reason – Preeti Shenoy

It happens for a reason – Preeti Shenoy

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy took the limelight in the session, where her book 'It Happens For A Reason', a work enunciating the male perspective on human relationship, was launched. Preeti talked about her book and pointed out how relationships have...

Your dreams are mine now – Ravinder Singh

Your dreams are mine now – Ravinder Singh

The event also witnessed the launching of Ravinder Singh's new book 'Your Dreams Are Mine Now', followed by a discussion on his book and his experiences that led him to write. Ravinder is a noted author who shot to fame...

Neeraj Ke Prem Geet – Gopal Das Neeraj

Neeraj Ke Prem Geet – Gopal Das Neeraj

The session was conducted in honour of Padma Bhushan author Gopaldas Neeraj and his compositions. Evergreen songs like 'Khilte hain gul yahan, khil ke bikharne ko', 'Shokhiyon mein ghola jaaye', 'Mera Man Tera Pyasa', 'Rangeela re' etc. evoked nostalgia among...

Literature in religion – Maulana Kalbe Sadiq

Literature in religion – Maulana Kalbe Sadiq

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Gender Sensitization

Gender Sensitization

Session on 'Gender Sensitization, road block to child education and the role of Government and society' in association with UNICEF. The session was presided by Niloufar Pourzand, Farah Usmani, Urvashi Sahni, Qaisra Shahraz and Sehba Ali. The panelists discussed the three key areas that have been pulling the society down, and that can be worked on so as to achieve an overall rise in the standards of the people and society. These vices have been gnawing at the roots of...