Bhagyanagar. The Golkonda Literary Festival – 2nd edition in Hindi- focusing on Hyderabad Liberation struggle was held on 11th Dec 2022 at Agarwal college campus, Patthargatti, Hyderabad. The day-long seminar organized with the spirit of ‘Swadharma, Swabhiman and Swarajya’, was well attended with several reputed speakers speaking on the topic. It is noteworthy that Hyderabad Liberation would be completing 75 years in the year 2023, as Hyderabad state was liberated on 17th September 1948. The year-long celebration of the event is being held during 2022-2023.
As part of celebrations to commemorate Hyderabad liberation, the media organization Samachar Bharati conducted the Golkonda Utsav in collaboration with other organizations including Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Pragna Bharati, Sahitya Parishad and media organizations including Nijam, Panchajanya, Organiser, Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Jagriti and Ritam.
Golkonda Literary Festival (GLF) – Golkonda Sahitya Utsav heralds the resurgence of Bharatiya cultural pride in Telugu land. As the nation is celebrating 75 years of Swaraj in the year 2022, the festival was infused with the theme of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’, researching and celebrating several forgotten or ignored freedom movements and revolts, and highlighted the contributions of ‘Unsung Heroes’ from Southern India. The second edition of festival in Hindi was conducted with the spirit of “Swadharma, Swabhiman, Swarajya” had several thought provoking debates and panel discussions, multiple book launches, and honored great scholars and authors. Golkonda Sahitya Mahotsav 1st edition in Telugu was held on 20-21 Nov 2021 at Keshav memorial college, Hyderabad.
Books launch –
Four important books were launched in the utsav.
Two books -Hyderabad Nisshastra Pratirodh by author Shrirang Godbole, and its Telugu version – Hyderabad Nirayudha Pratighatana were launched on the occasion. The Telugu translators Brahmanand Reddy (Haindavi) and Parimala Nadimpalli were felicitated on the occasion.
The book ‘Vinash Parv’ by author Prashant Pole was also launched.
The book ‘Sant sevalal’ was also launched on the occasion. Kandakurthi Anand, the author of the book ‘Sant Sevalal’ was felicitated in the final valedictory session by the dignitaries on stage.
Hyderabad liberation play & Kavi Sammelan
Itihas sankalan samiti organized a grand play in Hindi depicting the Hyderabad liberation struggle. More than 60 school children participated in the drama. An engaging Kavi sammelan in Hindi moderated by Avadhnadh Rai also took place in which several poets including Narendra Rai, Srimannarayana and others participated.