KATHMANDU: Veteran Marxist thinker and CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ has been honored with Parijat Sriijana Samman at a program here this morning.
Kiran is known as Chaitanya in the literary field. He has penned a number of books, criticism and write-ups against social oppressions.
Similarly, communist leader Sahana Pradhan was honored with Parijat Sangharshashil Nari Samman and Narad Mani Hartamchhali with the Parijat Kala Samman.
All the honored figures were provided with a separate purse of Rs 10,000.
However, Pradhan could not attend the program due to her poor health condition. Her son Umesh Shrestha received the prize who later on handed over the prize money to Centre’s Chairperson Laxmi Mali to complete the under-construction building of Parijat Memorial Centre.