Lucknow Literary Festival is held every year by the Lucknow Society and this year The 5th edition of the Lucknow Literary Festival is going to be held on 10th , 11th & 12th November 2017 in Lucknow. Regarding this festival the press conference was organized today by the Lucknow Society at Sheroes, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
It was addressed by Shamim A. Aarzoo – Founder, Lucknow Literary Festival, Shaheer A. Mirza – Vice President, Lucknow Society, Lakshmi Agarwal – Founder, Chhanv Foundation for Acid Attack Survivors and Pankaj Prasoon – Member Lucknow Literary Festival.
Speaking to the media, founder of Lucknow Society, Shamim A. Aarzoo said, this time the Lucknow Literary Festival has come up with something new like every year. From the literature to the stars and the famous personalities of media will be involved in this festival. The well-known faces of politics will also discuss and talk about books written by them. Talking about the theme of the Festival, Shamim A. Aarzoo told the press that this time Lucknow Literary Festival is dedicated to the Acid Attack Survivors.
Laxmi Agarwal also emphasised that the life of a acid victim is very tough to spend and it was only after their meeting with Former Chief Minster Akhilesh Yadav that things started moving,in their favour. He alloted place for Sheroes where employment for 5 acid victims were created. She appreciated efforts of Lucknow Literary Society to tie up Chhanv Foundation, to bring awareness to the people so that acid attack incidents are reduced.
Shamim Aarzoo -Founder of LLF said along with literary personalities, people from Film ,media, music world will also be present. He added that Anup Jalota will beWajid Ali Shah awardee this year. Pride of Lucknow award will be given to Naresh Saxena and Neelesha Mishra. Varun Gandhi, Shatrughan Sinha Kanhaiya Kumar, and Asaduddin Owausi will also participate in the three day festival..
Afzal Ali Shah Maududi