AMU Debating and Literary Club concludes Literary Festival 2017
Aligarh, March 6: Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and noted writer, Mr Tushar Gandhi during the valedictory-function of Aligarh Muslim University Debating and Literary Club organised Literary Festival 2017 pointed out that shockingly the news of Mahatma Gandhi?s assassination spread over in Alwar and Gawalior at least five hours before his assassination.
Mr Tushar was speaking on his book, ?Let?s kill Gandhi? during the festival.
?There were at least five assassination attempts on Gandhiji before the fateful day, which claimed his life,? said Mr Tushar adding that in of the attempts, an assailant even tried to stab him to death.
He further said that before his death, Gandhiji even survived a bomb attack in Pune.
Bollywood actress, Ms Swara Bhaskar, who was also present on the occasion, said that films in India are seeing a drastic change in the portrayal of women. ?There are more movies with strong presentation of women protagonist these days,? she added. Ms Bhaskar delivered a lecture on ?Contemporary Bollywood Cinema: Challenging gender stereotypes.?
Meanwhile, Mr Manoj K Jha, national spokesperson, Rashtriya Janta Dal, who attended the function as panellist said, ?We are living in post-truth times?. He added that it is the time when truth is being assassinated.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran) was also present on the occasion.
The event included a Mushaira, in which eminent poets like Shakil Azmi and Gopal Das Neeraj narrated their couplets; a writing workshop conducted by Terribly Tiny Tales at the Kennedy Auditorium Complex; a poetry reading session and a panel discussion on ?Iqbal and Tagore?.
During the conclusion of the event, Mr Tushar Gandhi also distributed prizes to winners of online events.
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