I am one of those lucky persons who participated in the Hay Festival and got the opportunity to meet many distinguished personalities of the country and abroad. The whole programme was organised in a very systematic way. I have found many foreigners who were very pleased to have joined the festival. This festival will definitely encourage many new writers of the country. I came to know that our country has already progressed a lot in the field of English literature. I am eagerly waiting for the next Hay Festival to and strongly believe that next time there will be more participation. I feel this festival is a great achievement for our country.