“Universally acceptable literature lies in memory of people for ever. Therefore literature should be universally acceptable, said, Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Inaugurating the 12th Kadambini National Writers’ Conference and 7th Patrika Haata on Sunday at KIIT Campus, Justice Misra said, “beauty of literature is beautiful differences. Generally literature based on sweet contents or cubic content. Those who go beyond sweet content or cubic content their writings are universally accepted. Literature cannot be mirror of the society,” he opined.
Literature should not be confined to only once pleasure or thought. Thoughts of masses should be placed in literature. In this context, he presented various examples of similarities between eastern and western literature which are universally acceptable.
Addressing the gathering renowned writer Dr. Chitra Mudgal expressed her anguished over the writers, poets, scientists, and artists are not getting due respect in our country. “All the airports, multi-storyed government buildings, roads and government offices are named after the politicians, where as there is nothing such kind of identification of roads or government buildings and government establishments after the name of writers, poets, scientists, and artists,” she said. She also stressed on women empowerment. One should put importance to three things i.e. equality, education and self dependent to empower women of the society. “Equality must be maintained between men and women, and make women’s self made through education”, she added.
Renowned Hindi poet and Professor of Patna University Arbind Kamal said, “Odia literature and Odisha are related to our lives. Lord Jagannath of Puri and writings of the great Jaydev, Sarala Das and Fakirmohan Senapati are influenced everybody’s life”. He also lauded the effort of Kadambini and its Editor Dr. Itirani Samanta for organizing such kind of Patrika Haata for small magazines.
“19th century was the glooming period of literature”. said, Harsh Dutta, Renowned Bengali Writer and Editor of Desh Magazine. He also said, a bridge exits between one language and another language. The writers should try to minimize the Gap between various languages.
Among others, renowned Bengali film director, producer and writer Buddhadeb Dasgupta, renowned cine critic and editor of film India Worldwide Uma Dacuna and Prof. Harekrishna Satapathy, VC, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapitha, Tirupati also addressed the inaugural function.
On this occasion Kadambini Saraswata Samman 2014 was given to Satakadi Hota, President, Odisha Sahitya Academy and Editor of Odia daily the Samaya. Besides Anusuya Nanda, Editor of Sansar felicitated with Kadambini editor award and Prafulla Sadangi felicitated as best distributor award. Dr Santanu Acharya presided over the inaugural function while, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT, KISS and Kadambini Media limited gave welcome address and Dr. Iti Samanta proposed vote of thanks. The guests unveiled the January issue of Kadambini and Kunikatha.