Military Literature Festival 2018 begins in Chandigarh
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Dec 8 : The three-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, kick-started on Friday in Chandigarh. The festival is a joint initiative of military historian and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore.
Besides, marshal dances, weapons display, medallion gallery, artists' corner, cultural activities and exhibitions, food and cuisine, book fair, children's Saragarhi Samvadh are amongst other activities to reverberate the minds of participants and visitors with tales of India's soldiers during the three-day event.
Retired lieutenant-general DS Hooda, who was present at the event, told ANI: People should know the history and the literature associated with their country's military. These kind of festivals are extremely important as the general public gets exposure to interact army and military, usually, their interaction is quite limited. You see, there is secrecy around the military. These are venues were civilians and army can interact and understand their viewpoints better.