Morning procession held to mark 205th Bhanu Jayanti

KATHMANDU: A morning procession was organised in the capital today to mark the 205th birth anniversary of pioneer poet and national luminary Bhanubhakta Acharya today.

Acharya translated the great epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Khas language. Born on Ashad 29, 1871 BS (July 13, 1814 AD) in Tanahu district of Nepal, he was educated at home.

For his pioneering efforts in and contribution to the field of national literature, he has been honoured with the title of Aadikavi (First Poet) of Nepal.

Floral tributes were paid to the poet at local Bhanu Secondary School in Ranipokhari. The programme was organised by Bhanu Pratishthan. Before this, the procession passed through various places in the city.

Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Uprety, among other distinguished persons, garlanded the statue of the late poet.

The Madan Bhandari Art and Literature Academy is organising a three-day Himwatkhanda Art and Literature Conclave here today in commemoration of Bhanubhakta Acharya. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the conclave.