AMU Literary Festival, a massive hit among literati
Aligarh: A carnival of many kaleidoscopic activities pertaining to literature and social change took place Aligarh Muslim Universityâ€™s in recently organized first â€˜Literary Festival.â€™
The Festival commended with a key note address by Jerry Pinto who spoke on the art of storytelling. His conversation had a soul provoking itinerary which moved many of the budding creative writers.
In a panel discussion by senior AMU Literary Club members, Alisha Ibkar, Kashif Ilyas, Lubna Irfan, Riad Azam and Fawaz Shaheen on â€˜Footnotesâ€™, â€˜Pamphletsâ€™ and â€˜Postersâ€™; campus literature as a means of studentâ€™s politics was discussed. Students also addressed challenges faced during election conduction.
The charged aura of the â€˜Literary Festivalâ€™ was further stimulated by the warm presence of eminent intellectuals and journalists like Rana Ayyub and Hilal Ahmed.
Rana Ayuub was one great journalist who attracted a diverse audience of various age groups. Her topic was well debated by the students and the teachers.
AMU Literary Club added another feather in its cap by organizing Asian Parliamentary Debate for the very first time. With nine teams competing from various universities, the competition was all set. All the teams participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
In the interactive and informative sessions, four teams of AMU, IIT BHU, Law College Dehradun and University of Jammu out of nine teams qualified for the final stages. IIT B.H.U was adjudicated as the winning team. The teams debated on â€œThis House Believes that India is an Idea; not just a countryâ€. The parliamentary debate was organized for the very first time in AMUâ€™s Kennedy Auditorium with great success.