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‘Sahityotsav’ Festival | Festival of Letters 2022

‘Sahityotsav’ Festival- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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‘Sahityotsav’ Festival in News

  • Sahityotsav’ Festival is planned to be organized by the Sahitya Academy of Ministry of Culture from 10th to 15th March 2022 in New Delhi.

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What is ‘Sahityotsav’ Festival?

  • ‘Sahityotsav’ Festival is India’s Festival of Letters of Sahitya Academy. ‘Sahityotsav’ Festival is India’s most inclusive literature festival.
  • Festival of Letters 2022 will be a part of the celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
  • ‘Sahityotsav’ Theme: It will have one or the other theme pertaining to Independence or Independence movement.

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Key Events in ‘Sahityotsav’ Festival

  • The‘Sahityotsav’ Festival will commence with the inauguration of the Akademi Exhibition by the Minister of State for Culture on 10th March 2022.
  • The ‘Sahityotsav’ Exhibition will showcase Akademi‘s achievements and seminal events held in the previous year.
  • 26 young writers representing 24 Indian languages recognized by Akademi will participate in “The Rise of Young India” event to be held on 10 March 2022.
  • At ‘Sahityotsav’ Festival, there will be a special corner to display the books related to India’s Freedom Movement and other materials relevant to the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • The prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards will be presented to the 24 Award winners on 11th March 2022.

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Sahitya Akademi Awards

  • About: Sahitya Akademi Awards is a literary honor that is conferred annually by Sahitya Akademi which is India’s National Academy of letters.
  • Awards: 24 Sahitya Akademi awards are given annually to literary works in the languages the Sahitya Academi has recognized.
    • Similarly, 24 awards are also given to literary translations from and into the languages of India.
  • Language Category: Sahitya Academi Awards are given in 22 languages mentioned in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution along with two other languages that are English and Rajasthani.
  • Significance: Sahitya Akademi Awards are the second-highest literary honour by the Government of India, after the Jnanpith award.


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