Actress Sonali Bendre Behl shared three principles of parenting that will help one strike a balance between tradition and modernity. Speaking at the Dehradun Community Literature Festival (DCLF) she said that her 11-year old son has been her source of inspiration. Newsd is the digital media partner for DCLF which started on April 19 and will continue till April 22 in Dehradun.
The session was based on her book, ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting’. The book is about her journey, achievements and challenges as a first-time mother.
“My book ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting’ is very appropriate for a city like Dehradun which is a hub of schools. The biggest accomplishment of my life has been being a published author,” she said.
The second edition of the Dehradun Community Literature Festival (DCLF) 2017 commenced on Wednesdy at World Integrity Center (WIC) India.
The first day saw participation from eminent authors and artists. Apart from Sonali Bendre, authors Jatin Das and Rohinton Daruwala also hold the session during the first day of the festival.
First day started with a session on ‘Essential art – Essential Poetry – Journey of an artist’, with Jatin Das and Rohinton Daruwala as speakers and was moderated by President WIC India Nazia Yusuf Izuddin.
Jatin Das, during his session said, “We are not performing artists. We work quietly. It is not necessary for an artist to exhibit. These days not only artists’ work but they themselves are in marketplace. For any creative activity, you need distance from public money and power.”
Jatin Das is a contemporary artist and has been painting for 50 years holding over 55 one-man exhibitions both in India and abroad.
“The Dehradun Community Literature Festival aims to be an anchor for the people of Uttarakhand as a guide, mentor and life coach to educate and engage the Dehradun community and Uttarakhand community at large in the field of literature. Literature is a life source and literature festivals deepen and enrich the socio-cultural fabric of a community. Discussion and dialogue encourage people to think and contribute to their societies in a meaningful manner. Such participation also form the basis for good citizenship,” Chairperson of the Festival, Nazia Yusuf Izuddin said.
The 2nd edition of Dehradun Community Literature Festival will feature and host a bunch of 50+ authors representing various genres.