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NKSSP awards “Bhanu Sahitya Puraskar-2012” jointly

JANAKI PAUDEL , SYDNEY: This years  “Bhanu Sahitya Puraskar-2012” has been awarded to the youth writer Pradeep Chapagain and Nepali folk Singer Bidur Dhungel.

Nepali Kala Sanskriti Tatha Sahiyta Pratisthan (NKSSP-Australia), distributed the awards amid a literary symposium organized to mark the 199th birth anniversary of Nepal’s pioneer poet laureate Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (1814 AD – 1868 AD).

Youth laureate Pradeep Chapagain was awarded with the award for his two published novels, and Singer Bidur Dhungel was awarded for his contribution to folk songs of Nepal. Along with the plaque the award entailed a cash prize of 251 Australian Dollars.

The awards are distributed to Nepalese who have been actively contributing to the preservation and promotion of Nepalese literature.

Presided by the NKSSP-Aus President Janaki Paudel the program was attended by  Seema Rosi, Lok Kandel, Jwala Bista, Mamta Tiwari, Sanjeev Pandey, Sujata KC, Pradeep Chapagain, Jeetendra Malla, Pratigya Adhikari, Mukund Khanal, Sumitra Bista, Niraj Joshi, among others.

The program was organized at the Greeviley in Sydney  on July 9 and was started with a national anthem sung by children’s and President of Chitwan Sahitya Parishad’s President Achyut Bhakta Wagle was the chief guest of this memorial literary symposium.

Pandit Prakash Dhodari from the Nepali Hindu Samaj recited verses from the Ramayan and NKSSP vice president presented a paper on Bhanu Bhakta Acharya.

The program was attended by NRN Australia president Ganesh KC, NRN ICC member Indra Won, GNC President Dr Narayan Pradhan, Tamu Samaj President Dev Gurung, among others.

 

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News translated, prepared and edited by Chitra Raj Bhandari. Send us your news,photos, videos at chetrajbhandari@gmail.com

Published Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2012 | 10:33 AM

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