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The very essence of celebrating BHANU JAYANTI

A one day programme of the 200th Bhanu Jayanti was observed recently at Hawaipur Chariali Sarvajanik Durga Mandap. The programme was organized by Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, Karbi Anglong district committee with the help of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, Hawaipur Branch and Sangam Kirtan Mandali, Hawaipur Chariali on 13th of July 2014.

Hem Kumar Gautam (Lecturer, Bishwanath College), Mohan Subedi (Reknown Nepali writer) and Hari Adhikari were invited as  guests  on the programme. Several competitions like poem recitation, quiz, etc. were held along with an open meeting under the presidentship of Ramakanta Poudel, President, Dist. Committee ANSS. Haren kumar Nath, secretary, Hawaipur branch of Assam Sahitya Sabha was also invited as one of the special guests  on the occasion.

The students who secured 1st division in the HSLC Exam,2014 of Huwaipur Centre were also felicitated on the occasion. The students were felicitated with a Gamocha, a felicitation letter and a pen. A student who secured the highest marks in the centre with 90% was awarded a cash amount of Rs 3000.

Bhanubhakta Acharya is regarded as the first poet who gave a proper form to Nepali literature and enriched it manifold. He is also credited with the stupendous feat he achieved in translating Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali for the first time.

Born to a Brahmin family in 1814 at Chundi Ramgha gaon(village) in Tanahu district of western Nepal, he received at home an excellent education with a strong leaning towards religion from his grand father, Shri Krishna Acharya.

Nepalese people commemorate 29th Asar as Bhanu Jayanti (usually on the 13th of July), the birthday of Bhanubhakta Acharya, who is also more popularly known as Nepali  Adikavi. TMN

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