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Bhanu Jayanti celebrated nationwide



KATHMANDU: The country celebrated the Bhanubhakta Memorial Day — popularly known as ‘Bhanu Jayanti’ — on the occasion of the 199th birth anniversary of pioneer poet Bhanubhakta Acharya.

Born in 1814 AD at Chundi Ramgha of Tanahun in 1814 AD, Bhanubhakta translated the epic Ramayan into Nepali from Sanskrit. He is well remembered for his contribution to Nepali literature and language, especially in the poetic genre.

Speaking at a function organised to mark the Bhanujayanti in the Capital, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai noted that social and cultural aspects were well depicted in Bhanubhakta’s poems.

PM Bhattarai also offered flowers at the statue of Bhanubhakta at the Durbar High School in Ranipokhari today.

Taught at home by his grandfather, Shree Krishna Acharya, Bhanubhakta was one of the greatest poets in the history of Nepal.

Ramayan recital

KATHMANDU: Fulbright School at Jhaukhel-4 Bhaktapur has won the inter-Valley Ramayan Recitation competition. Anchit Acharya of the school stood first in the competition, whereas Paras Sapkota of Gyan Deep Sikshya Sadan of Gaurighat, Prabin Joshi of Valley View English School, Baneshwor stood second and third.

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