KATHMANDU — Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the new generations should follow the ideals of pioneer poet and national luminary Bhanubhakta Acharya.
PM Oli said so while 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 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.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.