Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 27
The 6th Amritsar Literature Festival concluded today. Manjit Indra was conferred ‘Naad Pargas Shabad Samman’ in the field of literature by Naad Pargas. Indra is a leading Punjabi poet and has inspired wave of feminist literature in Punjabi along with her contemporaries.
Her first book “Antahkaran” was published in 1967. Indra said poetry has to transform mind of listener and poet plays a role of medium in it.
The day also witnessed poetic court ‘Chadhya Basant’, hosted by Punjabi poet Vijay Vivek, in which 19 Punjabi poets presented their compositions, including Prakash Prabhakar, Swami Antar Nirav, Renu Nair, Ajitpal Jatana, Surinder Singh, Rajesh Mohan, Karanjit, Jaswinder Singh and Gurpreet Bodawal.
Live painting demonstration and performances of stringed instruments were held for visitors.
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