People’s Actor Sonu Sood comes to Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021
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Kolkata 24 January 2021: The annual Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021 organized by Apeejay Surrendra Group and Oxford Bookstores hosted actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood along with writer Meena K Iyer regarding their recently published book “I am No Messiah”.The session was moderated by Editorial Director at Ebury India and Vintage publishing at Penguin Random House India,Milee Ashwarya. The speakers deliberated on the new book and the whirlwind of experiences that lead to the writing of the book.
Actor Sonu Sood came out as the savior of hundreds of people in India who were adversely affected by the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in India. From helping migrant workers and pregnant women reach their homes safely and uniting with their families to arranging safe shelter and travel for those stuck at their workplaces,I am no Messiah talks about the journey of the actor to the philanthropist and how he emerged as a hero for the people of India.
Speaking at the event Sonu Sood said, “It was a tough journey but I enjoyed being a part of this initiative throughout. And it would not have been possible without my team, whose help I received at every step. I still receive gratitude messages from the students, who were stranded during the lockdown.”
Sharing her experiences as a journalist, Meena K Iyer said that “The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have made all of us realise that there is a greater purpose in life other than mundane day to day chores and we all need to live for others not only for us.”
The session was indeed a celebration of making dreams come true and doing wonders for mankind if one has the zeal to serve people.”
Watch the Session on Facebook and Youtube: https://www.facebook.com/TheAKLF/videos/2352444691566588/
AKLF 2021 Partners and Associations:
The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival has been proud of various prestigious National and International Collaborations over the last decade ranging from International Festivals, Consulates, Embassies, Foundations, Corporates, Schools and other Institutions, Lifestyle Brands and others. AKLF 2021 is proud to associate itself with Currency Building as Venue Partner; Alliance Francaise du Bengale,Institut Francais, Foundation Fellini pour le Cinema and Conulate General of Italy in Kolkata as institutional partners; Amra Chobiwala as broadcast partner, Navshield as Sanitization Partner; Navkrit Solutions as Event Partner; Cha Bar as Food and Beverage Partner; and Friends 91.9 FM as Radio Partner. AKLF is very proud of these associations and hopes to keep growing every year.