Participants skip event, key fixtures dropped

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

With many imminent literary personalities withdrawing from the lit fest, talk shows, felicitation event and panel discussions have been abandoned. YAVATMAL: Controversies that besieged the 92nd Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan took its toll as a few of its most watched out for events will not be staged. “There are two events being organized at the same time slot, so cancelling one will not affect the meet as at least one event is being held during that time,” said Indrajeet Orake, member of Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal. All the events were scheduled for the second day of the meet.The 11am to 12pm session, scheduled for felicitation of Vidya Bal and BM Paraswale, will not take place as both are not attending the meet. Now, it will feature on Madhukar Dharmapurikar, Bharat Sasane and Varsha Gajendragadkar.The star event, which was an interview with Prabha Ganorkar on the concluding day, too has been dropped as she would not be attending the meet.The mood, however, remained upbeat on the inaugural day.

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