Lecture in Gujarati
A Lecture (in Gujarati) on 'Place and role of litterateur in the society' by Shri Udayan Thakker

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan organized its annual Smt. Rasikaben Mehta (Mombasa) Memorial Lecture on Saturday, 20-1-2018. The function commenced with the Vedic prayer rendered by Shri Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept.
The eminent Gujarati poet, author and translator Shri Udayan Thakker delivered this memorial lecture (in Gujarati) on 'Place and role of litterateur in the society'. Recipient of many awards, and author of seven works on poetry, essays and short-stories, Shri Thakker elaborated upon the topics like position and role of litterateur in the society, his relationship with the society, as well as importance of literature in the human life. Citing a few examples from world literature, and Indian writing, he discussed the various aspects of the impact of literature on the society. Shri Johny Shah recited a few poems at this function.
In his presidential speech, Dr. Girish B. Jani, Addl. Director, Bhavan's P. G. & Research Dept., paid homage to Late Smt. Rasikaben Mehta, and read message sent by her son and daughter-in-law, Shri Bharat, and Smt. Renu B. Mehta (from U.K.). He spoke on the salient features of Sahitya (literature), and its objectives, as well as responsibilities of the writers.
Shri Hitesh P. Trivedi compered the programme, and proposed the vote of thanks.
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