Nepal Academy to award 10 senior litterateurs with cash prize

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, April 3: Nepal Academy has decided to present Rs 100,000 each to 10 senior personalities of the Nepali literature sector. Litterateurs—Ananda Dev Bhatta, Chudamani Regmi, Jasraj Kiranti, Dr Taranath Sharma, Tejeshwor Babu Gwong, Dip Narayan Mishra, Narayan Prasad Sharma, Rama Sharma, Shankar Nath Rimal and Shanta Das Manandhar are to be awarded on the occasion of silver jubilee of the Nepal Academy. They would be awarded on April 19. At a press conference organised here on Monday, Academy Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti...

Prof Dr Bhadra’s ‘Decades of Academic Advocacy’ book launched

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, March 17: The ‘Three Decades of Academic Advocacy for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Nepal’ was released amid a prorgramme here today. Written by former Professor of the Tribhuvan University (TU), Dr Chandra Bhadra, the 347-page book was jointly launched by Dr Meena Acharya and former Professor at the TU, Laxmi Keshari Manandhar. Prof Manandhar said Dr Bhadra has mentioned in her book how gender equality and women’s empowerment study started in Nepal. She added that the book which encompasses...

‘मोतीदेवी स्मृति सम्मान’ प्रदान

काठमाडौँ, १८ फागुन । नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टीका संस्थापक मोतीदेवीको स्मरणमा स्थापना गरिएको ‘मोतीदेवी स्मृति सम्मान’ समाजको विकासमा विभिन्न क्षेत्रबाट योगदान गरेका आठ महिलालाई आज प्रदान गरिएको छ । सम्मानित हुनेमा राष्ट्रिय समाचार...

Jayamati-Karna Bahadur Journalism award to jurno Kafle

Taplejung, Feb 19: Press Chautari Nepal (PCN), Taplejung Chapter honoured local journalist Manmadi Kafle with the ‘Jayamati-Karna Bahadur Journalism Award’ amid a programme here on Saturday. The award carrying a purse of Rs 10,101 was presented to Kafle in recognition of his contribution to the journalism sector. Parliamentarian Bhupendra Thebe and Bal Bahadur Tamang, who helped set up the revolving fund, handed over the award to Kafle. A revolving fund worth Rs 200,000 was set up by Tamang in memory of his parents for the award to the journalists contributing to the societal development...

RSS journalism prize 2017 to Lohani and Neupane

Kathmandu, Feb 16: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Rastriya Samachar Samiti Chapter has decided to honour RSS executive editor Bikash Lohani and senior reporter Narayan Prasad Neupane with this year’s RSS journalism prize. A decision to this end was taken by a five-member prize selection committee chaired by Editor-in-Chief of RSS Raju Shakya. Prize recipient Editor Lohani has spent more than two decades reporting and editing news related to tourism while reporter Neupane covers parliamentary affairs, security and politics beat, working for the Agency for more than twenty years. The...

Nepal Academy to correct comprehensive Nepali dictionary

Kathmandu, Nov 17: Nepal Academy has finally decided to correct the comprehensive Nepali dictionary in view of the controversy over the spelling of Nepali language. The meeting of the Academic Council on Tuesday took this decision, said Academy Chancellor Ganga Prasad Uprety. “Although the effort was made for change in Nepali language, it created furor among academia, students and linguists. Now, we will prepare grammar ensuring acceptability to all,” he added. Amidst the furor over the change in spelling of Nepali language, various campaigns as Save Language Movement, has begun exerting...

Commemorative book on Palpa launched

Kathmandu, Nov 5: A commemorative book ‘Tyo Samaya Tyo Paribesh: Mero Jeevan Yatra (The Then Time, The Then Context: My Life Journey)’ authored by Palpa’s noted Kabiraj, Dasharathman Singh was made public on Saturday. Former Chairperson of Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi, launched the book which presents anecdotal details of Palpa district and the long experience of the 97-year-old author in 10 different chapters. The book has presented the history of Palpa-Tansen, arrival of Newars, their acquisition of ownership on land, Rana’s contributions to the development of...

Laxmi Puja being observed throughout the country today

Kathmandu, Oct 30: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time honoured tradition. Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated in every household today to mark the third day of the five-day Tihar festival –also known as the festival of lights – by lighting butter lamps and candles inside and outside of the households to light up the path of Goddess Laxmi in order to welcome her. Nepali Hindus worship Goddess Laxmi and...

Application called for scholarships worth Rs 5 million

Kathmandu, Sept 15: The Liberty College situated at Anamnagar in the capital city has called for applications from the eligible students for scholarship worth Rs 5 million. The scholarship, called for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), was announced amid a programme here on Thursday. The candidates must have obtained minimum 50 per cent in plus two, secure at least 60 per cent for entrance exam for the admission in the college for the same subject, according to Liberty College Principal Laxman Pokharel. Principal Pokharel said that students who are women, Dalit, indigenous, quake-survivors...

Four women journalists honoured

Lalitpur, Sept 14: Sanchrika Samuha has honoured four women journalists working in Capital and mofussil. At a programme organised here today on the occasion of the 20th annual general meeting of the Samuha, the women journalists were honoured. Bhasa Sharma of Nagarik Daily has been honoured with ‘Sancharika Samanata Puraskar-2072’. The award carries a purse of Rs 15,000. Similarly, ‘Uma Singh Journalism Puraskar-2072’ was presented to Rama Dahal working in Kavre. The award carries a purse of Rs 7,111. Likewise, Sharmila Pathak of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti and online journalist...

Mega Education Fair in Pokhara

Pokhara, Sept 11: The ‘Mega Education Fair’ will be held in the scenic city of Pokhara from September 12 to 14 organized by One UP Events and Media Solutions. The educational fair – which aims to target the students seeking pursuit of higher studies abroad – will be participated by national and international colleges and universities. The students can acquire information on many colleges and universities from a single venue and the fair will very effective for students wanting to go on foreign study, One Up’s Chief Executive Officer, Ravi Shanker Jha said. The fair will...

Rana and Shrestha honoured

Kathmandu, Sept 10: International Forum of Nepali Ghazal has honoured Ghazalist Bund Rana and musician Santosh Shrestha. At a programme organised here on Friday on the occasion of the 151st birth anniversary of Motiram Bhatta, Vice-Chancellor at the Nepal Academy Dr Bishnu Bibhu Ghimire honoured Rana with ‘Motiram Ghazal Sadhana Samman’ while Shrestha with ‘Seturam Sangeet Sadhana Samman-2073’. Each award carries a purse of Rs 5,000. On the occasion, Ghimire said that there was a great contribution of Motiram Bhatta for the overall development of Nepali literature. Lokendra...

Humour artist Panta bags ‘Basudev Luitel Award’

Lalitpur, Sept 9: Humour artist Santosh Panta has been honoured with the ‘Basudev Luitel Award-2072’. Former Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli conferred the award on Panta. Established by the Basudev-Bidya Devi Luitel Guthi, the award carries a purse of Rs 111,111 and a letter of appreciation. Addressing the event, Oli appreciated the contribution of Panta to the development and change of Nepali society through humorous and satirical television programmes. Similarly, senior litterateur Modanath Prashid lauded the contribution of comedians to present bitter reality of...

Best campuses, schools awarded-II

Likewise, Khumjung Secondary School of Solukhumbu has been awarded with Rs 100,000 as the government school from remote areas. GEMS School of Lalitpur has bagged shield, flag and Rs 200,000 cash prize under the category of private schools. Kalyan Bidhya Mandir Biratnagar from eastern region, Little Angels Secondary School of Laltipur from the central region, Motherland Secondary School of Kaski from western region, Tulasi Secondary School of Dang from mid-western region and International Public School of Kanchanpur from mid-western region have bagged shield, flag and Rs 100000 cash prize as the...

Litterateur Jhamak conferred on honorary Doctorate

Kathmandu, Sept 5: The Madhya Paschimanchal University (MPU) has decorated litterateur Jhamak Ghimire with honorary doctorate degree. During a convocation ceremony the MPU held here Monday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari said, “Litterateur Ghimire is a literary person of unrivalled talent. Despite suffering physical weakness, she has contributed significantly to Nepali literary firmament. She is the most inspiring figure for all us off.” Similarly, President Bhandari suggested the university that it focused on technical, skill-oriented, and research-based education which could best exploit...

Motiram’s contribution in Nepali literature hailed

Kathmandu, Sept 1: Speakers at a programme remembered the role of Motiram Bhatt in Nepali literature. They said Motiram had played a significant role to publicize the talent of Adikavi Bhanubhakta. At the programme organized by Nepal Education Council on the occasion of the 151st birth anniversary of litterateur Bhatt on Thursday, Rastrakavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire, said, “If there was no Motiram Bhatta, Bhanubhakta’s literature could hardly reach among the people.” The Rastrakavi said the trend in Nepali language and literature could be changed as per the time. On the occasion,...

Education Day to be celebrated for a week

Bhaktapur, Sept 1 : The government is to celebrate this year’s International Literacy Day and National Educational Day-2073 by organising various programmes for a week. At a news conference organised by the Non-Formal Education Centre, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, here on Wednesday, Centre Director Diwakar Dhungel said that the Day would be celebrated from September 2-8 by organising various programmes. Folk song competition, street play, sapling plantation at the premises of Centre would be held under week-long progranmme. Similarly, morning rally, cultural procession would be organised, exhibition,...

Literati from Indian state of Assam arrive Pokhara

Pokhara, Aug 30: A team of 20 Indian litterateurs from Indian state of Assam have arrived Pokhara on Monday to mark their presence in a literary programme to be jointly organized here by 19 literary organizations. The team led by Assam-Nepal Literary Friendship Society Chief Dambar Dahal that came Nepal under the Assam-Nepal Literary Friendship Programme was received by the Himali Cultural Family along with 19 local literary organizations. The delegates were honoured with Dhaka Topi (Nepali traditional hat for men), shawl and Dhaka-made Khada. Local artistes performed various kinds of folk dance...

Prez Bhandari honours youths on International Youth Day

Kathmandu, Aug 12: The government has felicitated the youth and organizations making notable contribution nation building with the National Youth Award. President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Sports Minister Daljit Shripaili felicitated them on the occasion of International Youth Day amid a function here in the capital today. The programme was organized by the National Youth Council. The felicitated personalities are comedian Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire (Dhurmus- Suntali Foundation) for social service, Paincho Pasal of Gulmi for commercial agriculture, Dr Raju Adhikari for environment and sanitation,...