KATHMANDU: India has pledged to build a library building for Nepal Academy. Jayant Prasad, the Indian ambassador to Nepal, made the announcement in Kathmandu while speaking at a program organized to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Adikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya on Friday.
Envoy Prasad elaborated on the importance of Bhanubhakta’s epic work of translating Ramayan into Nepali and said that the Nepali Ramayan has been an important literary between both nations.
He informed that several programs were organized in North-Eastern parts of India to commemorate Bhanubhakta’s birth anniversary while elaborating on the deep cultural and religious ties of people from both nations.
On the occasion he recited lines from Bhanubhakta’s poem ” Amarawati Kantipuri”. The program, Poemandu, was jointly organized by Embassy of India in Kathmandu and the B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized.
Inaugurating the 5th Edition of Poemandu,Abhay Kumar, Secretary of BP Koirala Foundation welcomed the audience by elaborating on the historical importance of the Ramayan and the Nepal Bharat Library.
The program was also participated by Bairagi Kainla, Chancellor of Nepal Academy, Kamal Mani Dixit, Former Ambassador of Nepal to America Dr. Jayaraj Acharya, Ghazal Maestro Dr. Sanat Kumar Bast, eminent and promising poets such as Geeta Tripathi , Prayagraj viisista, Navaraj Lamsal, Hem Chandra Nepal, Shailendu Prakash , Dhan bahadur Oli, Ram Prasad Kapaadi, Ishowri Karki, Shyam Rimal, Jayanta Pokhrel and Prabha Bhattarai.