Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 8:
“Literature is an inter play between language and feelings. Unfortunately, there has been a steep decline in the number of readers of literature. Considering this disturbing trend, efforts should be made to keep literature and language alive and effect a fusion of music and literature to link feelings and thoughts”, said Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, editor of Sambad here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion of release of an anthology of lyrics “Giti Deepana” and an anthology of poems “Sabda Shinjani” by well-known poet Sitakanta Mohanty at Jayadev Bhawan here as the chief guest, he said the younger generations, which is in love with the computer, should be inspired to fall in love with their mother-tongue.
In his address, eminent children’s litterateur Das Benhur said no literature can survive without a society.
“Words are the pulse of literature and they will never touch the core of the heart if they have no feelings”, he said.
He also said knowledge alone never takes a human being to the upper level. To reach this level, a sense of devotion and surrender is necessary.
Giving his opinion about the two books released on the occasion, Benhur said all the poems in these two books are the poems from the heart. “Writing such poems is possible only after surrendering to the God”.
Present on the occasion, I&PR minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said the creation of these poems is the outcome of religious practice and total surrender to God.
Presiding over the function, litterateur Dr Nrusingha Tripathy said literature helps in character building and the two books, presenting the feelings and philosophy of the God, would be immensely helpful to the society.
Among others, senior journalist Dhrutikam Mohanty was present at the function.