SINGTAM, AUGUST 19: 27th Nepali Bhasa Manyata Diwas was observed by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti today. Shyam Rai, Additional Director, Food Department and Raj K Shrestha, Senior Nepali literary figure was the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour for the day. KB Chettri, Principal, Singtam SSS also graced the occasion as Guest of Honour along with his two Nepali Language teachers and forty students.
Other distinguished guests included Somnath Pandey, President, Sadbhawana Samiti, Nandu Dutraj, Senior news reporter, Johny Rai, Singtam social media, Bhimraj Ghimiray and others. LN Pradhan, Chief Advisor of SGSS was the host of the day while Krishna Chettri, President SGSS gave the welcome speech.
Highlight of the day was Nepali poem recitations and culture programmes. Nishant Dulal, Lokesh Mukhia, Surya Kharel and Shital Pradhan recited poems appreciated by the crowds. Norsang Tamang, Ayushman Chettri and Aditi Pokhrel sang beautiful songs while Paruna Subba presented a solo dance. Traditional music player Bhanu Pohkrel from Shantinagar presented his music with sarangi, marchunga and Murali. Late Lakhidevi Sundas, popular Nepali writer and Sahitya Akademi winner was also paid respect with two minute silence.
Talks on struggle of Nepali language movement and its status till date were spoken by different speakers. Quiz competition related to Nepali language was also held for students and the audiences. Maiya Chettri and Sunita Gurung, both members of Shantinagar Gain Sudhar Samiti was presented with mementos for their donation of LPG cylinder, Chullah and 30 numbers of GIC sheets towards the Samiti. The participants of the program were also presented with mementos and certificates.