KATHMANDU, March 18: The Embassy of Nepal in the UK has organized a literary festival and book exhibition program on the occasion of the bicentennial diplomatic ties between Nepal and the UK.
As high as 3000 books published from Sajha Publication have been kept in the three-day-long event, it is said.
Visiting the exhibition, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs as CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Narayankaji Shrestha said that such exhibitions would be instrumental to familiarize Nepal and Nepali writers’ creations.
He also added that contribution of Nepalis living at home and abroad should be in the nation building process.
Likewise, leader of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) Jitendra Dev praised the event conducted from the government level to uplift the Nepali literature. He hoped that such activity would help further cement the Nepal-UK diplomatic ties.
On the occasion, Chairman and General Manager of Sajha Publications Dolindra Prasad Sharma expressed his gratitude for the support received from the Nepali Embassy, London.
Also speaking at the programme, Nepal’s Ambassador to UK Dr Dubasu Chhetri said that he would take initiatives to take the Nepali literary pieces in other European countries.
During the programme, a book ‘Belayetman Nepali Kabi Ra Kabita’ (Nepalis poets and poems in the UK) edited by Dr Chhetri was released. RSS