Haiku festival concludes

Kathmandu, February 25:

The first national ‘Haiku Festival’ held on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Nepal concluded here today.

The festival was organised by the Poetry Department of Royal Nepal Academy and Nepal-Nippon Research Centre to promote Nepali Haiku.

Vice Chancellor of Royal Nepal Academy Prof Dr Basudev Tripathi said haiku has become a part of the Nepali literary traditions. Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan Daiji Sasai lauded the efforts made to promote the core aspect of Japanese literature such as Haiku in Nepali.