Asian Literary Society organized its 6th Asian Literary Confluence with great fanfare at India Islamic Cultural Centre Auditorium, New Delhi.
Asian Literary Society (ALS) organized its 6th Asian Literary Confluence at India Islamic Cultural Centre Auditorium, New Delhi on 28th October 2023. Manoj Krishnan (Author and Founder, Asian Literary Society) welcomed the distinguished guest, authors and participants and talked about key accomplishments of ALS communities. Anita Chand, Kiren Babal, and Vandana Bhasin touched upon the new initiatives and innovative programs conducted by ALS during the year. Distinguished guests Dr. Amarendra Khatua (Former Secretary, MEA), Sangeeta Bahadur (Former High Commissioner of India to Malta), Prof. Khalid Alvi (Author and Poet), and Dr. Mridula Tandon (Founder, Sakshi NGO) graced the occasion with their august presence.
Manoj Krishnan officially declared the results of the Annual Wordsmith Awards, Sagar Memorial Award, ALSphere Award, Art Contest, and Photography Contest, and announced the names of all the winners. The winners’ list include-ALS Sagar Memorial Award 2023: Children’s Book: Winner -Briana Placida Dsouza, ALS Sagar Memorial Award 2023: Children’s Poetry: Winner-Dr. Minal, Certificate of Excellence-Sunita Singh, ALS Sagar Memorial Award 2023: Children’s Story: Winner-Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, Second Prize Winner-Neeti Parti, Third Prize Winner-Narayani V Manapadam, Certificate of Excellence, Zeyd Ladha, Dr. Minal, Ishrat Umar, ALS Photography Contest 2023 Winner-Zeyd Ladha, Second Prize Winner-Shikha Sheoran, Third Prize Winner-Narayani V Manapadam, Neeti Parti, Certificate of Excellence-Manisha Amol, Dr. Usha Sridhar, Zahra Ladha, ALS Art Contest 2023: Winner-Shikha Sheoran, Second Prize Winner-Abha Singh Minni, Dr. Aparna Pradhan, Third Prize Winner-Mou Mallick, Staffy Bhateja (Steffi), Certificate of Excellence-Neeti Parti, Smriti Srivastava, ALSphere Awards 2023: English Short Story on Women Issues: Winner-Dr. Gitika Verma, Second Prize Winner-Mousumee Baruah, Third Prize Winner-Preethi Warrier, Poonam Kanwal, ALSphere Awards 2023: English Article on Women Issues: Winner, Neeti Parti, Second Prize Winner-Ramya V, Third Prize Winner-Zeyd Ladha, Waheeda Hussain, Certificate of Excellence-Rafika Rangwala, Dr. Gitika Verma, ALS Wordsmith Award 2023: Hindi Story-Winner-Dr. Aparna Pradhan, Second Prize Winner-Manisha Amol, Third Prize Winner-Dr. Minal, Certificate of Excellence-Neeti Parti, ALS Wordsmith Award 2023: Hindi Poetry: Winner-Sunita Singh, Second Prize Winner-Kavya Sagarika, Narayani V Manapadam, Nisha Tandon, Third Prize Winner-Deepti Srivastava, Dr. Minal, Dr. Aparna Pradhan, Certificate of Excellence, Swati Garg, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Verma, Dr. Suboohi Jafar “Aatika”, Nisha Wadhwa, Mou Mallick, Rafika Rangwala, Tanuja Thakur, ALS Wordsmith Award 2023: English Poetry: Winner-Mousumee Baruah, Second Prize-Indrani Chatterjee, Third Prize-Tanuja Thakur, Dr. Sonika Sethi, Ratnaprabha R Raykar, Poonam Kanwal, Staffy Bhateja (Steffi), Ishrat Umar, Kirti V, Waheeda Hussain, ALS Wordsmith Award (Junior) 2023: English Poetry Winner-Vikhyat Bhasin, ALS Wordsmith Award 2023: English Story Winner-Sreemati Sen, Second Prize-Vaishali Chandorkar Chitale, Dr. Sonika Sethi, Third Prize-Neeti Parti, Ramya V, Certificate of Excellence-Shreya Biswas, Narayani V Manapadam.
In the 6th Asian Literary Confluence 2023, fiver books by the writers of the ALS community were also released. These included “Pash Pash Sheesha” by Ishrat Umar, “The Masquerade Mystery” by Briana Placida Dsouza, “Worlds Within the World” by Babu Vellera, “Life of a Rose” by Aaliya Khan and “Emotional Splashes” by Manisha Amol.
Through Pash Pash Sheesha, Ishrat Umar has tried her best to enlighten different aspects of changing human behavior, modern living and the importance of wit and humor. There are interesting definitions, ashaars and quotes. She has drawn on inner strengths and new dimensions to life, to boost the sagging spirit of humanity at large. ‘The Masquerade Mystery’ is Briana Placida Dsouza first ever book. It is the story about a meeting between Doctor Allen and his patient James that ends up making them really good partners in crime as they go on a path that would lead them to the masquerade mystery. Babu Vellera’s Worlds Within the World is a collection of myriad inspirational thoughts penned together in one single book. The various stories and anecdotes in this book keep the readers hooked because of the level of motivation and air of suspense that they are embedded with. In “Life of a Rose” by Aaliya Khan, poetry becomes a sanctuary, a place where the heart finds its truest resonance. With a delicate touch, Aaliya weaves words into tapestries of emotion, painting vivid landscapes of love, reality, sorrow and inviting readers to explore the depths of their own hearts. Emotional Splashes by Manisha Amol is a collection of poems wherein one gets a feel of the flow of emotions unhindered through various realms of life. Another highlight of the event was poetry readings by Seema Srivastava, Rakesh Gulati, Swati Garg and Tanuja Thakur. The program was moderated by Manoj Krishnan and Vandana Bhasin. The event ended with the felicitation of writers and a vote of thanks.
The Asian Literary Society’s 6th Asian Literary Confluence 2023 received an overwhelming response from viewers from all over the world who applauded ALS and its literary initiative.