Chitwan, July 28 (RSS): In the recent time, Chitwan has witnessed growing literary activities. The literary figures and the lovers of literature in the district have been active organizing literary programmes even on holidays.
Chairman of Sahitya Sangam Chitwan, Dwarika Nepal, said as many as 25 organizations working on literature were registered in the district. However, the number of the organizations not registered is more than the registered ones. Even the number of active writers and literati is growing. He argued that such programmes have encouraged both writing and reading culture. Most of the literary organizations and associations publish books and award the writers.
Similarly, Secretary of Chitwan Literary Council, Balkrishna Thapaliya, observed that people have showed growing interest in literature. The programmes organized on holidays ensure participation of both senior and young literati where they share their experience, he added. Release of new books, interactions, and poetry recitation are some regular literary programmes. Most of the writers and literary persons are associated with journalism, civil service and teaching, so holiday is chosen to ensure everyone's participation in the programme.
Moreover, Chairman of Kabidanda Literary Society, LB Chhetri argued that the literary programmes were growing in Chitwan because of the rising interests of readers and establishment of prizes and awards at local levels. A noted youth writer from the district, Amar Neupane, was awarded with the prestigious Madan Puraskar, which has further helped in propelling the literary atmosphere. Chhetri added that the works of Mr Neuane as Seto Dharti, Karodau Kasturi, and Paniko Gham are some the best literary books.
Moreover, senior literary person Prem Binod Nandan who had migrated to Chiwan from Tanahu also viewed that literary activities were thriving in the district. "Publicity of the literary creations from radio and newspapers is another reason behind encouraging writers and literati," he underscored. The youths ranging from those engaged in jobs and study are active for augmenting literary programmes.
Likewise, litterateur Bhupin said even the people coming from out of the Chitwan holds such programmes here.