12 February 2019
After the resounding success of the first edition Play Write, India’s premier Sports Literature Festival, Play Write 2019 will be held on March 30-31, 2019 at the Lalit Hotel, Chandigarh.
Vivek Atray, ex IAS and Co-Founder, Play Write, said, “A glittering array of sports personalities including Ankita Raina, Zafar Iqbal, Aditi Chauhan, Shubhankar Sharma, Geeta Phogat, Charu Sharma and Dipa Karmakar among others have been invited to speak at Play Write 2019.”
Chitranjan Agarwal, CA and Co-Founder, Play Write, said, “Similar festivals had been held only at London and Melbourne till now. Chandigarh is the ideal venue for Play Write 2019 as it is the city where the world cup cricket semi finals have been held twice (PCA Mohali) and the Davis Cup Tennis Semi finals have also been held (at CLTA). A number of sportspersons of international acclaim hail from Chandigarh and the region. These include Milkha Singh, Kapil Dev, Abhinav Bindra, Sardara Singh, Sakshi Malik, Yuvraj Singh and Harmanpreet Kaur.
Play Write 2018 brought together sports personalities who have either written books or have been the subject of one or more books themselves. The event roped in well-known personalities from the playing fields of cricket, football, tennis, hockey, badminton, golf, kabaddi, squash, shooting, wrestling and athletics to name a few. The speakers included Fauja Singh (Centenarian Marathoner), Balbir Singh Sr. (Hockey Legend), Sandeep Singh (Soorma of Hockey), Anupam Mukerji (Fake IPL Player), Aparshakti Khurana (Cinestar and Sports Caster), Gurbaaz Singh Mann (Golfer), India’s women’s rugby team, Minerva F.C. (Reigning I-League Champions) and many more.