Tulsidas Jayanti Celebrated

Indian Embassy Celebrated Tulsidas Jayanti

Aug. 14, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -5 Aug. 9- 2013 (Shrawan 25, 2070)

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized the 6th edition of Poemandu, a B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation initiative on August 13 at Nepal Bharat Library in Nepal Airlines Building in New Road.

This edition of Poemandu paid tribute to the great poet Tulsidas by marking Tulsidas Jayanti.

On the occasion, chief guest at the event Dr. Ganga Prasad Uprety, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy shared, “An event like Poemandu has been providing a great opportunity to the poets of Nepal and India. In addition, Embassy of India in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation has played a vital role in promoting shared cultural values and practices of India and Nepal.”

Eminent littérateur Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh shared the importance of Tulsidas’ contribution to Indian and Nepali literature, his interpretations and his teachings. Dr. Shweta Dipti, Lecturer at Tribhuwan University added further on the interpretations of Lord Rama made by Tulsidas.

Prominent poets of Nepal such as Dr. Rambharosh Kapad, Dr. Sanjeeta Verma, Gopal Ashk, Medini Kumar Kebal, Bishweshwar Mandal and Dr. Ganga Prasad Akela recited poems and Ghazals in memory of Tulsidas.

The event concluded with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Modern Indian School reciting the lines and excerpts from Tulsidas’ Ramcharit Manas.Poemandu is one of the popular events organized by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation every month at Nepal Bharat Library. This is in addition to its other popular monthly events such as Cinemandu, Conversations and Voices.

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