Panchkula, 16 December: The flagship event of Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS), Literati 2022, was inaugurated here today at Indradhanush Auditorium.

Shri Gian Chand Gupta, Speaker of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, formally declared open the 10th edition of Literati 2022, with an evening of humour, wit, and satire.

Shri Gupta greeted participating poets and complimented CLS for organising this event.

Poetry not only portrays society's culture and poets have the ability to show direction to society through simple yet meaningful portrayal of events and emotions . Poetry helps human improve their lives here said.

Dr Sumita Misra, IAS, CLS Chairperson and the Festival Director said that CLS had been bringing in some of the leading authors, writers and poets of English, Hindi and Panjabi, year after year at Literati providing a platform for the aspiring authors to get inspired.

She also honoured each of the participating poets by presenting shawls.

The Hasya Kavi Sammellan was moderated by the renowned humorist of our times, Surendra Sharma, and tickledthe bones of the full house, supported by equally popular and versatile poets, Shambhu Shikhar, Dr. Sita Sagar, Anil Agravanshi, Chirag Jain and Ved Parkash Ved.

The kavi sammelan was held with the support of Haryana Sahitya Akademi, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Haryana.

Literati 2020, shall be held for next two days at the Sukhna Lake Club, starting at 10:30am to 4:30pm daily, informed Dr Sumita Misra.

Literati at Sukhna Lake this weekend
December 16: The 10th edition of Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati 2022, shall be held at the Sukhna Lake this weekend, on the 16th and 17th of December.
Tomorrow's highlights shall be the keynote address by the best-selling author and former CEO of Proctor & Gambles, Gurcharan Das.

Other prominent speakers shall include famous authors Dr. Surjit Patar, Madhav Kaushik, Sudeep Sen, Rasheed Kidwai, Azhar Iqbal, Raghav Chadha, Rana Safvi, Peerzada Syed, Affan Yesvi Dr. Harshali Singh, Mahua Chinappa and Richa Lakhera, among others.