Chamling greets people of Sikkim on Bhanu Jayanti

12 Jul 2018

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Tika Maya Chamling have extended warm greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti, said an IPR release on Thursday.
Bhanu Jayanti is an annually celebrated cultural festival prevalent among the Nepali people in remembrance of Bhanubhakta Acharya's birth anniversary July 13.
Every year Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated as a mega event with literary seminars, and programmes amidst  the  presence of Nepali writers, novelists, and other literary figures.
In his greetings, Chamling said: “Bhanubhakta Acharya is a man who needs no introduction. He is an inspiration not only for writers but also for all those who believe in the power of the vernacular language. His greatest work was his translation of the ‘Ramayana’ from Sanskrit into into Nepali language. We must always remember his invaluable contribution to Nepali literature and the crucial role that he played in bringing Nepali literature to the forefront.
‘Let us take time to understand and acknowledge that the work of this renowned literary legend is not just a scholarly material to be read in schools and colleges; but also for  us to  remember that this extraordinary writer  was the  pioneer  to kindle the spirit of literature and illuminate minds through his great work.We must thus do our duties as responsible citizens to keep up the legacy of the ‘Adikavi’.” (EOIC)