Indian Embassy and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized 20th edition of Poemandu on Friday.
Eminent parody poet Krishna Murari Gautam (Chatyang Master) and prominent lyricist and filmmaker Prakash Sayami chaired this series of Poemandu. 20th edition of Poemandu had promising poets of Nepal reciting their poems on the theme – the senior citizen.
Before reciting his poem, Prakash Sayami shared, “Nepal-Bharat Library is one of the most prestigious places for all the senior litterateurs of Nepal. Mahakabi Laxmi Prasad Devkota himself was a member of this library and had influenced many to become a member here and contributed in expansion of reading habit in Nepal.”
Poems in languages such as Nepali, Hindi, English and Maithili were recited on the occasion. Promising poets of Nepal who recited in this edition of Poemandu were Prem Oli, Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh, Uday Chandra Das, Manisha Sinha, Dharmendra Jha, Laxman Gamnange, Khyati Kapoor, Suvasies Parajuli, Punya Acharya, Suman Bhurtel, B.D. Bhatiya, Manju Niraula and Ramji Timalsina.
Krishna Murari Gautam, more popularly known as Chatyang Master enthralled the audience with his satirical poems.
Secretary of B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Abhay Kumar presented token of appreciation to all the participating poets. He said, “One of the goals of Poemandu and other regular programmes organized by B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation is to bring back the readers who used to come here regularly, decades ago. Listening to Prakash Sayami and Krishna Murari Gautam, I think these programmes have succeeded in bringing back many of them.”
Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation is organizing 19th edition of Cinemandu: Screening of Nepali feature film Baato Muniko Phool on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4 pm at Nepal-Bharat Library. Entry to the screening is free of charge.