The Kalinga Literary Festival (KFL) will begin in Lalitpur on Saturday with an aim to promote art, culture, and literature.
The two-day event is one of the leading literary festivals in the world. This year is focused on Nepali art, literature and culture, featuring a majority of the speakers from Nepal and some from India.
According to the organisers, famous Bollywood singer, actor Piyush Mishra, and musician Raj Shekhar are among the artists performing at the festival.
"The festival is expected to contribute to the promotion and globalisation of Nepali art, culture and literature while strengthening Nepal-India literary historical ties," the organisers said in a statement.
Yashasvi Pragya Foundation, Himalayan Dairy Pvt Ltd, Rashtriya Sahitya Pratishthan and Nepal Kalinga Literature Festival Kathmandu are the local organisers of the festival
More than 200 writers, storytellers, poets, artists, narrators and critics will discuss various art, literature and culture topics in more than 30 sessions based on literary themes during the festival.
Similarly, other known faces, including Ashok Vajpayee, Sudhir Chandra, Anand Neelkanth (writer of Baahubali), lyricist Sameer, and other art lovers, will participate in the festival from India. - RSS