Kathmandu, July 13 (RSS): Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the new generations should follow the ideals of pioneer poet and national luminary Bhanubhakta Acharya.
Speaking in a concluding programme of morning procession organised to mark the 205th birth anniversary of pioneer poet Acharya in the capital today, PM Oli said so.
PM Oli further said that the Aadikavi (first poet of Nepali literature) Acharya had contributed a lot to unite linguistic and cultural diversity persisted in the country through Nepali language.
Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel feted various literary figures and released a book 'Sanskritik Asmitaka Prateek: Tulasi Das and Bhanubkahta' (Symbol of Cultural Dignity: Tulasi Das and Bhanubhakta ) in the programme.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari also praised the role of pioneer poet Bhanubhakta as he had contributed a lot in making Nepali language popular through literary creations.
Speaking in the same programme, Nepal Academy Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti opined that the modern Nepal's unifier Prithvi Narayan Shah and pioneer poet Bhanubhakta should be respected by all.
Bhanu Pratishthan chair Prof Dr Brataraj Acharya stressed on developing the birth place of Bhanubhakta as the literary holy place.
The book was translated into Nepali from Hindi by Rajendra Prasad Upadhyay Dhakal. The book is published by Ananda Publication, Kolkata, India.