Has been updated: August 03, 2023 20:50 IST
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]August 3 (ANI): President Droopadi Murum said that literary truth always precedes historical truth, as evidenced by the writings of poets Rabindranath Tagore and Maharishi Narada. .
She made the remarks on Thursday while speaking at the first program of the ‘Utkarsh and Ammesh’ festival in Rabindra Bhavan, the capital of Bhopal. This is her three-day festival organized by Sangeet Her Natak Academy and Sahitya Academy under the Federal Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Parliamentarians’ Government Department of Culture in the city.
“The truth of literature always lies above the truth of history. This is evident in the writings of the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Maharishi Narada. Literature and art protect sensibility, compassion and humanity, and this event dedicated to literature and art is meaningful and worthy of admiration,” she said.
Today the world is experiencing serious challenges. Literature and art make important contributions in promoting coordination and mutual understanding between different cultures. Literature empowers the international community. We all know that literature is timeless. William Shakespeare’s immortal work proves that even today, the president said.
She added, “Literature not only unites, it unites. There is meaning in the literature and art produced by me and beyond me. The languages and dialects of my 140 million compatriots are mine.” The translation of works in various languages will further enrich Indian literature.The efforts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to include the Santari language in the Eighth Date are highly commendable.”
President Murum also took the opportunity to explain the meaning of Utkarsh and Ammesh.
The meaning of unmesh is that the eyes open and the flowers open. It is the light, the awakening of wisdom. Entering the 19th century, a new wave of awakening continued into the first half of the 20th century. During the freedom struggle, the ideals of independence and the Renaissance were well expressed by literary figures. The literature of the time is an immortal expression of the spirit of patriotism. Literature of the time endowed the motherland with divinity, the president said, adding that every stone in India became a shaligram. The creations of great literary figures such as Bunkim Chandra Chatterjee and Subramaniam have had a profound impact on the public mind.
“Utkarsh” is a celebration of progress in tribal society. President Murum added that it will be a day when tribal society in India will move forward and India will be established as a developed country in the world. (Ani)