Gyalshing, July 13 (IPR) :The 205th Bhanu Jayanti was celebrated with great enthusiasm, today at the Community Hall, Gyalshing, West Sikkim.
The programme began with the garlanding and paying homage to Adi Kavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya at Bhanu salig, Kyongsha by the Chief Guest, Dr. Rajendra Bhandari (Bhanu Puruskar awardee), Guest of honor Area MLA-cum- Minister for IPR Shri. L. N. Sharma, Minister for PHE Shri. Bhim Hang Subba, Chairman for State Bank of Sikkim, Shri. D. B Gurung, Chairman(GMC) Shri. I . K Neopaney; Padmashree awardee, Shri. Kedar Gurung, DC(W) Shri. Karma R. Bonpo, HODs and literary personalities which was followed by traditional and cultural shova yatra till Community centre, Gyalshing.
Bhanu Jayanti is an annually celebrated cultural festival, prevalent among the Nepali people around the world in remembrance of Bhanubhakta Acharya’s birth anniversary . Every year Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated as a mega event with literary seminars, and programmes amidst the presence of Nepali writers, novelists, and other literary figures.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guest, Shri. Bhandari stated that Adi Kavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya’s contribution in promotion of Nepali Language will always be remembered as a medium of uniting the Nepali speaking communities. We must understand and acknowledge the work of this renowned literary legend, it’s not just a scholarly material to be read in schools and colleges but also for us to remember that this extraordinary writer was the pioneer to kindle the spirit of literature and illuminate minds through his great work. We must thus do our duties as responsible citizens to keep up the legacy of the ‘Adikavi’, he concluded.
While addressing, Shri. L. N. Sharma (Hon’ble Minister IPR) said that Bhanubhakta Acharya is a man who needs no introduction. He is an inspiration not only for writers but also for all those who believe in the power of the vernacular language. His greatest work was his translation of the ‘Ramayana’ from Sanskrit into Nepali language. We must always remember his invaluable contribution to Nepali literature and the crucial role that he played in bringing Nepali literature to the forefront.
The Celebration also showcased the felicitation of renowned literary figures, felicitation of meritorious language students of class 10 and 12 , Ramayan path, Poem recitation ,Essay writing competition, cultural programmes and prize distribution.
At the outset DC, west delivered the welcome note and the event concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by DCSO, West , Mr. Dilip Sharma.