Jaipur: The 12th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 kicked off at Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday.
The traffic police officials said that that the traffic would be diverted on the roads leading to the venue during the five-day long literature festival.
According to the police officials, the traffic and heavy vehicles coming from Tonk Road of the city will be diverted from MI Road via Prithiviraj T point and Statue Circle.
Parking will be prohibited at Arogya Path, Yaadgaar tiraha, Ashoka T Point, Statue Circle, Prithviraj T Point, SMS Hospital, Narayana tiraha, Trauma Centre and Mahaveer Marg.
The festival parking will be available at Maharani College ground and Gokhle Hostel ground for five days.
The five-day long lit festival will continue till January 28 and bring together some of the most renowned writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sportspeople, and entertainers from across the world to engage in meaningful debate and dialogue.
The important features of the lit fest include several sessions on different topics, Jaipur music stage, festival bazaar, heritage evenings, Book-signing sessions and launches, the delegate experience, culinary treats and Art at JLF. Cli-fi’ (Climate fiction) sessions on artificial intelligence and genetics will be the new age topics at JLF this time.
The opening address at JLF was presented by festival co-director, Namita Gokhale and CEO of ZEE Entertainment, Punit Misra and MD of Teamwork Arts, Sanjoy K Roy on Thursday.
Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot interacted with the audience while in the conversation with Sreenivasan Jain on the topic, Democracy, Freedom and the Political Process: Looking to the Future.
Also, Gulzar and her daughter Meghna Gulzar presented a session in conversation with Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri on Meghna's book, Because We Are: A Portrait of My Father.
First published: January 24, 2019