Manisha Koirala in Guwahati; takes part in Brahmaputra Festival, cancer awareness

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Brahmaputra Fest: Literary discussions dominate Day 2

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Feb 10: With the presence of over 40 writers from 20 different countries, the 3rd edition of Brahmaputra Literary Festival witnessed a series of literary deliberations on its second day on Sunday.

One of such deliberation was conducted by Argentinean writer Juwan Scholar. French writer Hubert Haddad, Indian English writer Jahnabi Goswami, Malayalam story writer NS Madhben and noted Assamese writers Kuladhar Saikia and Sibananda Kakoti.

On the other hand, a series of discussion on cinema, health issues, sports witnessed a participation of a large number of people.

However, main attraction of Sunday was Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala. Being a cancer survivor, she in her speech spoke on her fight against the dreaded disease. The Asom Prakashan Parishad, the organiser of the three-day event, felicitated her.

Koirala, who landed in Guwahati on Sunday, also took part in an awareness rally. Koirala, who herself is a cancer survivor, inaugurated the awareness campaign, titled ‘The Walk Against Tobacco & Cancer’. The walk began from Judge’s Field and ended at Cotton University premises.

Speaking to media, the actress said, “We need a tobacco-free society. Our fight against cancer will continue.” She also praised the beautiful environment of the City. Other than Manisha Koirala, famous Assamese actress Zerifa Wahid and Deepak Kumar, Guwahati Police Commissioner were also present at the event, which was organised by Deepsikha Foundation.


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