Asia’s first International Sports Literary Meet ‘Ekamra Sports Literary Fest 2018’ will be held on November 2 and 3 at Mayfair Convention Centre, as a precursor to the Hockey World Cup being hosted in Bhubaneswar.
The event aims to popularize sports and inculcate an interest among the sports enthusiasts and general public of the city.
The Lit fest will bring together national and international sports stars and writers such as Ben Johnson, Stephanie Rice, Dilip Tirkey, Mohammed Kaif, Jeff Thompson, Ajinkya Rahane, Yogeshwar Dutt, Madeleine Pape and more under one roof for the most meaningful conversations in the sports world today.
Sports and Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera said Ekamra Sports Literary Fest 2018 marks a new chapter in the history of Odisha.
“Ekamra, the ancient name of our capital city Bhubaneswar is reminiscent of our rich culture, tradition and heritage and reflects the glory, which will emanate from this mega international event.
I thank the entire team for thinking of such a grand initiative and convey my best wishes for its success,” he said.
This event is a joint venture between Sports Department of odisha government and ‘Emerging Sports’ organization.