Padmagandha Pratishthan gave identity to women writers: Dr Chande

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Feb 2018 11:04:19

Staff Reporter,

Literature is a reflection of thoughts of individuals in society. This is the reason, all expressions, emotions, sentiments, experiences and the personality traits mentioned in any literary form should be accepted by the society with broad mind, said former Vice Chancellor of Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Dr Pankaj Chande.
Dr Chande was delivering a presidential address of the inauguration of two day Sahitya Sammelan of Padmagandha Pratishthan on Saturday at Shrimant Baburao Dhanwate Hall. Shailesh Pande, Editor of Marathi daily Sakal was the chief guest inaugurated the sammelan. Writer and President of Padmagandha Pratishthan, Shubhangi Bhadbhade; Vice President, Vijaya Brahmankar and Kavita Shanware also shared dais.

Appreciating the work of Padmagandha Pratishthan, Dr Chande stated that the organising constantly working since last 24 years had provided a seperate identity to women in society. Women in Indian society are always living in emotional conflicts. They could not even express their feelings due to social bindings. Padmagandha had given a platform to such women to express their sentiments through literature. In last 24 years, Padmagandha had awakened the women and inspired them to create literature to awaken the society, he added. Shailesh Pande expressed the need to create literature based on issues of modern society. Change is always constant. Society and culture are changing according to time. Writers should feel these changes and express them in literature, he added.

The programme started with distribution of the literary awards. Ramesh Satpute, noted social worker was honoured with Samajik Krutadnyata Puraskar sponsored by Kavita Shanware. The state-level literary awards were given in various categories. The recipients include; Poetry- Vitthalrao Bobde Puraskar was given to Sanjay Godghate (Aswasth Kal Ani Manus) and Shankar Ghorse (Ba Swatantrya); Children’s literature- Sunita Dahake Puraskar was conferred upon Dr Nirmal Sinnarkar (Chhotyana Ashirwad); Lalit Sahitya- late Vimaltai Deshmukh Puraskar was given to Prof Meenal Yeole (Aandan); Story- Ram Bhonde Puraskar was given to Prof Sunil Vibhute (Vismaykari Vidnyankatha) and Nilesh Malwankar (Hi Aagli Kahani); Ekankika- Shakuntala Khot Puraskar was conferred upon Priyanka Ganorkar (Saang Kadhi Kalnar Tula); Critics- late Mandakini Lohi Puraskar was given to Avinash Sangolekar (Marathi Gazal Pravah Ani Pravrutti) and Joginder Kaur Mahajan (Deepshikha-Amruta Pritam); Novel- Sudha Kusum Puraskar was given to Anil Vyankatesh Deshpande (Karmayogi) and Pradip Dhondiba Patil (Gavkala); Saint Literature- Vijaya Bobde Puraskar was given to Sanjay Barve (Guru Granth Sahib); Laghuttam Katha Puraskar (in memory of Vasumati Kakde) given to Anjali Taklikar (Anukampa) and Parineeta Kawalekar (Pustakat Naslela Dhada).

Shubhangi Bhadbhade spoke on the journey of Padmagandha Pratishthan. Vijaya Brahmankar made introductory remarks. Dr Vasudha Vaidya conducted the proceedings and Sangita Waikar proposed a vote of thanks. The inaugural session was followed by a one act play presented by Parinita Kawalekar, Rohini Phatak and Nimish Moharir.

Seminar on ‘Katha: Kalchi, Aajchi, aani Udyachi’ today

Padmagandha Pratishthan has organised a symposium on ‘Katha: Kalchi, Aajchi aaniUdyachi’ on February 11 at 4 pm at Shrimant Baburao Dhanwate Hall, Shankar Nagar. Dr Chhaya Naik will preside over. Dr Rajendra Naikwade, Dr Rajendra Watane, Dr Anjali Pande and Dr Ajay Kulkarni will participate in the same.  The symposium will be followed by a session on story-telling. Noted literatteur Supriya Iyer will preside over. Dr Suruchi Dabir and Dr Manjusha Sawarkar will participate in the event.