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President Bhandari presents different awards

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented awards to the winners of the National Poetry Festival organized by the Nepal Academy, amidst a function here today. While awarding the awards President Bhandari said that the literature has an important role to change the society for the better.
She also said the policy makers could also benefit from the literature that gives real touch to the Nepalese’ hearts and mind.
At the programme held at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, President Bhandari handed over the awards to Bhulman Bal and Sunita Khanal who came first and second, and Menuka Chapagain and Alina Dulal, who came joint third in the poetry festival.
Speaking in the same programme, Academy Member-Secretary Jagat Upadhyay shared that the poetry festival would be extended across the nation with more participants.

Published Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 01:18 PM

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