Virtual Event Vishwarang 2020 Focuses on Future of Arts and Culture in the Post-COVID World

Business Events | November 25, 2020 | News

The Bhopal-based Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU), in collaboration with the Tagore International Centre for Arts and Culture, Bhopal and the AISECT Group of Universities, is organizing Vishwarang 2020, a virtual event consisting of various discourses focusing on the post-COVID world. It was inaugurated on November 20, 2020 and will continue upto November 29, 2020.

Vishwarang 2020 aims to promote Indian literature, art and culture on a global scale via discussions, discourse and more. The first edition of the event, which was held in Bhopal in November 2019, was a success and witnessed participation from over 100 artistes from more than 30 countries.

Vishwarang 2020 will include 72 online sessions over 10 days on various topics of current relevance, including ‘The Post-COVID World: Future of Entrepreneurship’, ‘The Post-COVID World: Future of Healthcare’, ‘Hindi Around the World: Teaching of Hindi in Countries Outside India’, ‘Challenges in Literary Evaluation of Emigrant Indian Literature’ and many more.

There will also be a number of ‘Meet the Author’ sessions with authors like Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, MamtaKaliya, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and more. The third day of Vishwarang 2020 brought into focus the future of arts and culture in the post-COVID world, which was followed by a conversation with author Sudha Menon.

Author Sudha Menon said, “I have been holding my writing workshops in India for the last 10 years or more. My No. 1 tip for anybody who comes to my writing workshops is that if you want to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Learn to read and consume books for breakfast, lunch and dinner; only then you should hope to be a good writer.”

In his session, novelist Priyamvad said, “I believe that independence, complete independence, anarchist independence is everyone's right. If the society, religion and state want to control, prohibit or mould any of your activities, it's a sin. A writer can never be conformist. A writer can never take the side of the ruling dispensation. Not only this, if you are in sync with the morals of society, religion or the state, then you are not a writer.”

Focusing on the celebration of Indian cinema and its artistes, taking the essence of Hindi cinema to a global audience, an interactive session was held with cinema experts like Raghuveer Yadav, Malini Awasthi, Piyush Mishra and Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Day 3 of Vishwarang 2020 began with a Kathak performance by choreographer and dancer Kshama Malviya. As the day progressed, the audience got the opportunity to witness a session called ‘Pustak Yatra/Katha Yatra’ followed by a few other author sessions and a session showcasing the highlights of Vishwarang UK and Australia editions. 

Vishwarang 2020 aims to promote Indian literature, art and culture on a global scale via discussions, discourse and more.

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