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CHANDIGARH TO HOST INDIA'S FIRST MILITARY LITERATURE FESTIVAL

By Siddharth Singh . 11th November 2017 05:28pm
CHANDIGARH TO HOST INDIA'S FIRST MILITARY LITERATURE FESTIVAL

In a first of a kind event India's first Military Literature Festival (MLF) will be held in the city beautiful next month. This event will be a tribute to the armed forces. Their contributions to the nation remain etched in history as iconic events said Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu at a press conference on Friday. The three-day event will initiate on December 7 and will mark the farewell to Chandigarians on December 9. Sidhu also said; [caption id="attachment_23801" align="alignnone" width="570"]Sidhu source[/caption]

With Punjab standing tall in terms of Param Vir Chakras won by its men, the festival is an apt and glowing tribute to the grit, courage and fearless determination of the country's defence personnel.
Sidhu also told media here that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, himself a military history specialist and writer, was spearheading this event. MLF is a joint effort of Punjab government and Chandigarh Administration with an objective to spread awareness about the subject in general masses. [caption id="attachment_23802" align="alignnone" width="650"]Sidhu source[/caption] Top thinkers, authors, historians, curators and experts related to defence matters are going to be a part of this event. Punjab Chief Minister's Senior Advisor, Lt. Gen. T.S. Shergill (retd), said military literature had ancient roots, with the longest poem, Mahabharata, is all about warfare. He additionally talked about the significance of innovation to military and literature, underlining the significance of advancing all parts of the subject. Scores of books on defense and strategic affairs, including the wars that India has fought, have been written in the past many decades.
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