Literary Festival 2018 organised by FICCI FLO Pune Chapter and Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) and FICCI FLO Pune have collaborated for ‘Shabdotsav’, a literary festival which will be held on February 3 and 4, 2018 from 11-00am onwards at SIU, Viman Nagar campus.

Chief Guests for the inauguration ceremony on February 3 at 11-00am are- Shri. Javed Akhtar, distinguished poet, lyricist and scriptwriter, and Shri. Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India. Dr S.B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, SIU will preside over the function.

Shabdotsav 2018 will bring together authors, opinion leaders, students and the local community to create a collaborative, shared cultural space. The event will offer a platform for conversations on topics and themes relevant to our times.

Pune, the Oxford of the East hosts a multicultural student community from across India and the world, and it is also the root of the Marathi literary scene – the Punyabhumi. Both fronts have been the avant-garde for the production and development of new and exciting cultural movements. There has been a flourish of creative expression by writers and other artists, who have fashioned communities and spaces for discourse.

Literature has always been a lens through which we see and experience the world. It draws us out of our own limited spaces and invites us to broaden our horizons. The festival will celebrate an array of expressions through an exploration of popular and canonical literature, theatre, films and media.

Shabdotsav 2018 hopes to bring the community together for much needed conversations.


FLO is the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with 15 chapters across India representing 3800 women entrepreneurs and professionals. Armed with over 30 years of experience, FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women through various workshops, seminars, conferences, talks, training and capacity
building programmes to encourage and facilitate inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies across all sectors and levels of economic activity.


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