Kathmandu [Nepal], May 26 (ANI): Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Embassy of India in Kathmandu together with Rashtriya Pratisthan, on Tuesday, jointly organised the India-Nepal poetry recitation program, the Indian Mission in Kathmandu said in a statement.
The chief guest for the event was Dr Tulasi Prasad Bhattarai, a senior writer in Nepal. Naveen Kumar, First Secretary of the Indian Embassy, and Swetha Dipti, former Head of Department of Hindi Department at Tribhuvan University, among others were present at the event.
During the event, Rashtriya Sahitya Pratisthan awarded 'National Literary Honour' to renowned Indian poet Naresh Shandilya and was offered a shawl as a mark of respect. He was also given a letter of appreciation.
According to the release, Sakhi Pratishthan, a sister organization of Rashtriya Sahitya Pratisthan honoured the poet Shandilya.
Addressing the event, chief guest Bhattarai said that such honours would deepen literary and cultural ties between Nepal and India. Poems in Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, English and Bengali languages were recited.
"Rajendra Shalabh, Sneha Sayami, President of Urdu Foundation Imtiyaz Wafa, Dr Momin Khan, Kunjana Jha, Madhu Kumari, Dr Gyan Nishtha Gyawali, Thakur Belvase, Pabitra Adhikari, Umesh Awasthi, Ranju Dahal, Poonam Jha, Priyamwada Kafle, Dr Binod Kumar Bishwakarma, DDrBasudev Kafle, Tribhuvan, Chandra Wagle, Suman Barsha and Rashmi Bhatta recited their compositions," the statement reads.
On the occasion, Indian poet Shandilya recited Doha and ghazal. He discussed the importance of writing and recitation of ghazals. Shandilya also spoke about Doha writing.
On the occasion, the singers of Rashtriya Naachghar Bipin Ghimire and Shila Bista Ali performed Nepali and Hindi songs. (ANI)