GANGTOK, August 30: A literary meet cum felicitation function of eminent literary figure Mahananda Poudyal and poet Bhawani Sharma was organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi here at Chintan Bhavan today.
The function was organized by the Akademi in collaboration with Nepali Sahitya Parishad and Pratibha Milan which was attended by Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh as the chief guest.
In his address, the Governor said that Sikkim’s future reflects prosperity as the future of Nepali language is bright in the State.
Highlighting the modernization has rapidly increased in the State, Mr. Singh underlined the involvement of youth in preservation and promotion of literature which he said is the need of the hour. Poets and writers should write more on the social issues and problems as it is quick method of expressing an individual’s view, he added.
The felicitated literary giant Mahananda Poudyal expressed his happiness on the interest shown by the young generation towards literature. Time has come to pass the literary baton to the younger generation, he said.
More innovative writings should be encouraged among young writers to keep the glory of Nepali literature alive, said Mr. Poudyal.
Famed Nepali poet Bhavani Sharma recited his three famous poems on the occasion.
Jeewan Namdung, the coordinator of Nepali Paramarsh Samiti, Sahitya Akademi while placing his welcome speech said, the main objective of the function is to acknowledge the literary giants who have contributed immensely for the promotion and the development of Nepali literature.
The other poets to recite their poems were Basa Lepcha, Bhawani Ghimirey and Dilli Ram Prasad Adhikari