After hosting the prestigious Military literature festival in 2017, The Chandigarh Administration has decided to host first of its kind sports Literature festival in the March 2018. With this, Chandigarh will become the second state/ UT to hold such fest after Pune.
The event will feature luminaries from the field of sports, including cricket, football, tennis, hockey, badminton, golf, shooting, wrestling. The fest is being organised by Vibrant Networking Forum that is an exclusive and focussed group of professionals that provides unprecedented opportunities to its members.
Gursimar Badwal, Chandigarh based Golfer asserted that the fest will be a great opportunity for the budding players to meet their idols and to further know about their history. The fest will witness the presence of various sports personalities including Jeev Milkha Singh, Kapil Dev, Ric Charlesworth, Mahesh Bhupati, Pankaj Advani, Yuvraj Singh etc. The fest is themed Play Write 2018 aptly so as the sports personalities who have written books or have been the subject of one or more books will be speaking on the occasion about their Journey.
There would be other sessions too, with participants discussing sports-related literary works, as well as the relation between sports and cinema.
It is notable to mention that, a similar fest was held in Pune in February 2017. Chandigarh is indeed an ideal venue for such fest as various personalities including Yuvraj Singh, Kapil Dev, Milkha Singh and others were born in Chandigarh and have made the city proud with their commendable career in sports.