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GANGTOK,: The 209th birth anniversary of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya is being celebrated in a befitting manner by Nepali Sahitya Parishad (NSP) Sikkim here on June 13.
A preparatory meeting in this regard was held on Saturday at NSP Sikkim Bhawan here. The meeting nominated Rural Development minister Sonam Lama as the chairman of the State-level celebration committee, a press release informs.
The theme for this year’s Bhanu Jayanti is ‘Hamro Astitav, Hamro Chinhari’.
During the celebration, the NSP Sikkim would be presenting its Bhanu Purashkar, Bhasa Gaurav Samman and Shri Sewa Samman to literary figures.
Different sub-committees were formed to take responsibilities of special tasks for the celebration.
In his address, the Rural Development minister assured all support from his side for the Bhanu Jayanti programme.
NSP Sikkim president Hari Dhungel expressed that various organisations should be involved in conducting the Bhanu Jayanti celebration besides holding competitions like Shova Yatra, Ramayan Path and literary events.
The meeting was attended by GMC Mayor Nell Bahadur Chettri, deputy Mayor Tshering Palden Bhutia, councillors, Gangtok Zilla Adhyaksha Balaram Adikhari and representatives of various organisations, the release mentions.