India’s first 1st Virtual Literature Festival in Corona Times
The country is in a state of lock down due to the widely spread virus and admist this chaotic time when people are going through this emotional upheaval, a Virtual Literature Festival was being organised by Anurag Chauhan who is a renowned Social worker & a well known arts empresario. Anurag is the founder of Humans For Humanity & Dehradun Literature Festival. The festival was very well recieved and was attended by celebrated personalities from all walks of life. The Virtual Literature Festival features exclusive sessions with popular personalities such as author Shobhaa De, Dr. Usha RK, acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, actress Lisa Ray, bollywood choregrapher Sandip Soparrkar, Sunanda Mehta, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha), actress Divya Dutta, Vasudha Rai, Padmashri Malini Awasthi, Bharathi S Pradhan, Singing Nun - Ani Choying Drolma, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Padmashri Dr. Soma Ghosh. One of the largest and most awarded private radio networks in India, 93.5 RED FM has collaborated with Anurag Chauhan for this podcast series with an aim to entertain and motivate listeners during the pandemic. The podcast series reaching millions of listners will be launched on the RED FM appand will also be available it shall also be available to the international audience on Jio Saavan, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts & Spotify.
Speaking on the occasion, Nisha Narayanan, Director & COO, RED FM and Magic FM, said, “With internet content consumption at an all-time high, we wanted to bring a fresh and inspiring content for lovers of Literature. With this vision, we have collaborated with Anurag Chauhan who is a well-known literary and arts impresario to bring his special series on ‘Virtual Literature Festival’ on RED FM app. Through this entertaining and original podcast playlist, we will bring exclusive sessions by renowned personalities belonging to different fields. With content for every kind of listener, we hope to see engagement from across India.”
Speaking about the initiative, Anurag Chauhan, said, “To bring the people out of the feelings of fatigue that they are experiencing & psychological strain, I thought of organizing the Virtual Literature Festival. I am sure this too shall pass and the feelings of uncertainty will fade away. This is something new for the people who love literature & also for those who do not, as we all will leave with a ray of hope. I wanted people to avoid drifting into a state of feeling emotionally low & lonely, which is why I thought this would be of some help & it was the best way to utilize my own time.”
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