Prez Bhandari presents different awards and prizes

2018-01-02

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Kathmandu, Jan 2 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has presented the Nepal Academy awards to different litterateurs and the winners of the National Poetry Festival, amidst a function here today. 
At a programme organised at the Office of the President, Shital Niwas, President Bhandari handed the awards to Chandra Ranhanchha, first winner of this year's Poetry Festival, Subas Rai 'Captain', second winner, and Dipendra Upadhyay, Urmila Koirala and Amrita 'Smriti', third winners. The first, second and third winners were honoured with Rs 30,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 and medal respectively. The poets were announced the winners in the competition organised in 6oth anniversary of Nepal Academy held on June 23. 

राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीसँग मंगलबार राष्ट्रपति भवन शीतलनिवासमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा राष्ट्रिय कविता महोत्सवमा विजयी कविहरु । तस्बिर ः प्रदीपराज वन्त, रासस


Similarly, Prithvi Pragya Puraskar (award) was presented to senior critic and essayist Prof Dr Taranath Sharma. The award is presented in every four years. 
Likewise, 'Nepal Pragya Saskriti Puraskar' and 'Nepal Pragya Bhasha Puraskar', presented in every two years, were presented to Prof Dr Bina Poudel and Dr Ramawatar Yadav. The award carries Rs 100,000 each. 

राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीसँग मंगलबार राष्ट्रपति भवन शीतलनिवासमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा नेपाल प्रज्ञा–प्रतिष्ठानका विभिन्न प्रज्ञा पुरस्कारबाट सम्मानित भएपछि प्राज्ञहरु । तस्बिर ः प्रदीपराज वन्त, रासस


Bimal Niva bagged 'Nepal Pragya Nepali Sahitya Puraskar' of 2073 BS while this year's 'Nepal Pragya Nepali Sahitya Puraskar' was presented to Dhurba Sapkota. The award is presented every year. 
Likewise, the ‘Nepal Pragya Matribhasa Sahitya Award-2073’ has been conferred on Abdul Latif Shauk (Urdu language) and the Award-2074 on Som Bahadur Dhimal (Dhimal language). Both the awards fetch a cash prize of Rs 100,000 each. The ‘Matribhasa Sahitya Award-2073’ was bestowed on Padam Rai, and the Award-2074 on Dhan Bahadur Majhi. 
Addressing the event, President Bhandari stressed the need for litterateurs to play a role in transforming and promoting culture, while bringing political changes. 

राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीले मंगलबार राष्ट्रपति भवन शीतलनिवासमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा यस वर्षको कविता महोत्सवमा प्रथम चन्द्र रानहँछालाई पुरस्कार प्रदान गनुहुँदै । तस्बिर ः प्रदीपराज वन्त, रासस


Similarly, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev, also patron of the Academy, viewed that poetry with good message and intent would have a positive effect on the world. 

राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीले मंगलबार राष्ट्रपति भवन शीतलनिवासमा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा पृथ्वी प्रज्ञा पुरस्कार वरिष्ठ समालोचक एवं निबन्धकार प्रा डा तारानाथ शर्मालाई प्रदान गनुहुँदै । तस्बिर ः प्रदीपराज वन्त, रासस


The Academy’s chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti informed that efforts were on to cooperate with various academic sectors in neighbouring countries and the South Asia.