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206th Bhanu Jayanti observed in Gangtok

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 14:15 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 08:33 [IST]

206th Bhanu Jayanti observed in Gangtok

GANGTOK (IPR): The 206th birth anniversary of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was observed in a function organised by Nepali Sahitya Parishad at Bhanu Udhyaan, Zero Point, Gangtok today.
The function was graced by Governor Ganga Prasad as the chief guest, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang as the guest of Honour, along with SLA Speaker L. B. Das, cabinet ministers, MLAs, MP Lok Sabha, political secretary to the CM, chief secretary, secretary to the CM, heads of departments, government officials, literary figures, members of Nepali Sahitya Parishad and other dignitaries.
The day’s event commenced with the lighting of lamp, offering of prayers, recitation of verses from Ramayana and garlanding to the statue of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya at Bhanu Udhyaan by the chief guest, guest of honour and other dignitaries present.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said that Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya has been an inspirational figure and remarked that Adikavi laid the foundation of Nepali literature and has always been revered as a significant literary figure in the Nepali communities.
Citing Ghasi as an inspirational figure, the Chief Minister said Bhanu Bhakta was greatly influenced by a Ghasi to do something noble which eventually resulted in the translation of the great epic, the Ramayana, from Sanskrit to Nepali language which he made it accessible, readable and understandable for a wide range of Nepali speaking communities globally. He also threw light on the Ramayana and its relevance in today's world urged the present generation to draw inspiration from Adikavi’s noble work.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also announced to construct a permanent infrastructure at Bhanu Udhyaan in near future.
Governor Ganga Prasad, in his address, briefed on the life of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya and his notable contributions to the Nepali language. He added that the Ramayana's profound teachings has and will continue to inspire generations and asked everyone, especially the younger ones to imbibe the great work of Adikavi which has basic human ethics and values.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi