Odisha is always known as a state rich in art, culture and literature. Even after centuries, the state’s treasure trove of artistic accomplishments has been attracting attention for creativity, artistry, craft and finesse.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), today counted among the foremost universities in the country, has taken an ambitious step to set up a Centre for Preservation, Propagation and Restoration of Ancient Culture and Heritage of India (PPRACHIN).

I am delighted to know that PPRACHIN has planned the first ever SOA Literary Festival on February 1 and 2, 2020 in Bhubaneswar to provide a boost to the attempts being made for popularizing art and literature. A nascent step though it may be, this festival has received support from the literary world in a big way.

I have no doubt that this festival will turn out to be a melting pot of literary ideas and meeting ground of great minds to further strengthen the efforts to promote creativity. I wish all the participants a great and productive time and a pleasant and memorable stay in this city.

Prof. Manojranjan Nayak
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan