Bhubaneswar:The two-day  Odisha Literary Festival-2017  will get off of on Saturday with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan gracing the event.

The 6th edition of the Literary Festival by The New Indian Express group will have literary personality like Durjoy Datta, Anand Neelakantan, Neelesh Mishra, Gaourahari Das, columnists like Shankar Aiyyar, Ravi Shankar Etteh, politician Jairam Ramesh, filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar, Amartya Bhatacharya and Sabyasachi Mohapatra

The Indian Express managing editor, events and new projects, Shampa Dhar-Kamath said “ Our theme for this year is India@70 as the country is celebrating 70 years of independence.”