Chandigarh to host a two-day sports literature festival on March 17 and 18

Vastavam web: Chandigarh is set to host a two-day sports literature festival, a first of its kind in the northern region, on March 17 and 18.The ‘Play Write 2018’ will bring together sports personalities who have either written books or have been the subject of one of more books themselves, said Vivek Atray, one of the organisers of the event.Moderators for different sessions will include writers Khushwant Singh, senior sports journalists Vijay Lokpally, Novy Kapadia, G Rajaraman, Sandeep Nakai among others.

The sport literature festival will feature 10 sessions covering games like hockey, cricket, marathon, soccer, boxing, women’s rugby and kabaddi etc, said Atray.Addressing the media Balbir Singh Sr said, “Books about sports and sports persons bring well deserved spotlight on them and their achievements. It encourages one to achieve higher levels and on the other side inspires the readers to go out and replicate or surpass the achievements of their heroes.”