Sharma inaugurates Bhisham Sahniâ€™s birth centenary celebration
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the Bhisham Sahniâ€™s birth centenary celebration here today. On the occasion, Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurated a photo and book exhibition focusing on Bhisham Sahni and also released a monograph on him.
The Ministry of Culture with the support of Sahitya Akademi is celebrating the birth centenary of the famous Hindi writer Bhisham Sahni.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mahesh Sharma said Bhisham Sahni was a great legend. He further added that the Government has plans to promote Bhisham Sahni’s legacy and literature across the country. Dr Mahesh Sharma also said that the Government has plans to make India as a spiritual and cultural leader in the world. He also said that a think-tank has to be formed to enrich Indian literature.
A documentary on Bhisham Sahni produced by the Sahitya Akademi was also screened on the occasion. The event is a 3-day celebration from 8-10 August, 2015.
The secretary of Culture and Tourism (Additional charge) Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha and other senior official of the Ministry, along with nephew of Bhisham Sahni, Shri Parikshit Sahni and Sahitya Akademi President Dr Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari were present on the occasion.