Chandigarh: Military lit fest to return in physical mode this year

Published on Nov 24, 2022 01:45 AM IST

The theme of this year’s MLF is ‘The armed forces: Serving free India for 75 years’, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of independence and services of armed forces in preserving freedom.

LT Gen TS Shergil (retd) and others interacting with media during the press conference of upcoming Military literature festival at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
LT Gen TS Shergil (retd) and others interacting with media during the press conference of upcoming Military literature festival at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
By, Chandigarh

The sixth edition of the Military Literature Festival (MLF), Chandigarh, will be held on December 3 and 4 this year at the Lake club. After two years of pandemic-induced online format, the festival will be held in physical mode this year.

The theme of this year’s MLF is ‘The armed forces: Serving free India for 75 years’, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of independence and services of armed forces in preserving freedom.

The main event on December 3 will be inaugurated by Punjab governor and UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit. Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann will attend the closing ceremony of the event on December 4. There will be book stalls, weapons and military equipment on display.

Before the main event, November 27 will witness the bravehearts’ ride, featuring over 600 motorcycle riders. It will be flagged off from the Chandigarh club. The event is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 war.

On December 3, panel discussions on topics of national, international, strategic affairs and conversations between authors and discussants will be held. A few books will also be released.

Lt Gen TS Shergill, PVSM, who is the chairman of Military Literature Festival Association said, “We are grateful to our patron-in-chief Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chandigarh administration and Punjab government for their help. We are indebted to our partners, Western Command, not only for defending the country but for all their valuable help in the organisation of this premier event.”

MLF was started in 2017 as a partnership between the Punjab government and the Indian Army’s western command, by former Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore and former CM captain Amarinder Singh.

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