KOZHIKODE: The second edition of Kerala Literature Festival concluded at the Kozhikode beach on Sunday after four days of fruitful discussions and cultural events. Over 300 writers, thinkers and cultural activists, including those from abroad, attended it along with a large number of the members of the public. “The strong support from the public made it a success for the second consecutive year. This was lauded by many eminent persons also,” said KLF general convener A.K. Abdul Hakeem. “We had selected diverse topics for discussions which played a crucial role in making it a popular event,” he added.
“Compared to the last edition, the KLF this time offered a good number of current subjects touching the common man,” opined Sreekala Prakash, assistant professor at Holy Cross Institute of Management and Technology, Kozhikode, who was a participant. Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the valedictory function. Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran distributed the prizes for the winners of students’ literature quiz and the media awards. The next edition of the programme will be held here from February 7 to 10, 2018.