Darjeeling, July 13: GTA in a joint venture with Nepali Sahitya Sammelan organized the 205th birth anniversary of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya in GDNS Hall of Darjeeling in a grand manner. GTA BOA Anit Thapa Nepali Bhasavid Krishna Singh Moktan, IAS Surendra Gupta, GJMM President Binay Tamang graced the program as Chief Guests. The Poet’s portrait was offered flowers during the inauguration of the program. Along with various cultural and traditional songs and dances, the Biography of Jiwan Labar published by the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan was also launched in the program.
Apart from this, like every year, the prestigious Bhanu Bhakta Award 2019 was awarded to Dr. Rajendra Bhandari by the GTA. Also, honouring the field of Drama and Cinema, Late D.B. Pariyar Memorial Award was given to Darjeeling’s renowned dramatist Kiran Thakuri. And in the field of Journalism, Pastor Ganga Prasad Memorial Award was given to Darjeeling’s prominent journalist Giden Lepcha. Douglas Memorial Award was given to Hemu Rai for the field of Art.
Every year Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated as a mega event with literary seminars, and programs and amid a remarkable presence of Nepalese writers, novelists, and other literary figures/enthusiasts.