OdishaPlus Bureau

Sateertha organisation on Sunday organised a webinar to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of Ganeswar Mishra. Delivering his talk on the occasion, Litterateur Dash Benhur said,“Literature helps children develop, cultured, create their identity and broadens their horizon. Therefore, children’s literature is very important and should never be neglected.”

Dash Benhur

He also said, “Children literature needs to be divided into different kinds depending on their age-groups and needs. Such division is not necessary for adults. Different products are now made available for kids. But do we give enough weight age to children’s literature?”

Well-known translator and former Professor of English, Utkal University Jatindra Kumar Nayak said, “He always used to say that every person belongs to his/her tribe. No one is bigger than his/her tribe. He always tried to keep things simple and hence never hankered to go after things.

Jatindra Kumar Nayak

The fifth volume of Mishra’s collected works Srujan Samagra V (a compilation of his travel writings), published by Time Pass publications was unveiled. The previous volumes were compilations of his novels, autobiographical writings, short stories and features. Coordinator of Sateertha and senior journalist Sandeep Mishra (Ganeswar Mishra’s youngest son) said some of Mishra’s works are still unpublished and efforts are being made to get those published. Playwright Dayanidhi Tripathy informed that he had adapted Mishra’s popular novel Sakalara Muhan (Face of the Morning) into a play and plans to stage it soon.

Noted writer Biraj Mohan Dash gave the welcome address while well-known poet and publisher Saroj Bal proposed the vote of thanks.

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