KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The 110th birth anniversary of Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota was commemorated here today by organizing a literary programme. Nepal Sanskritik Sangh organized the program.
Speaking on the occasion, litterateur Rama Sharma said the Mahakavi (great poet) who could write poetry from the age of 10 has greatly enriched the Nepali literature.
President of the Sanskritik Sangh, a cultural organization, Govinda Dev Panta said that Mahakavi was also a member of the Sangh. He recalled that Indian scholar Rahul Sankritayan had appreciated Devkota as the second great personality after the Buddha.
“Praising Devkota’s creative talent, the Indian scholar had said that Devkota’s literary talent was more than the combined talents of India’s poets of that time Panta, Prasad and Nirala,” the Sangh president said.
Poets Ramesh Khakurel, Kosh Raj Neupane, Achyut Raman Regmi, Bhuwan Hari Sigdel, Rama Sharma, Anuradha Thapa, Bipul Sijapati, Bhagyashali Adhikari, Ratna Nidhi Regmi, Isha Shah, Prof Dr Bhim Dev Bhatt, Prof Dr Mohan Prasad Lohani, Bairagi Jetha, Pramod Snehi, Giriraj Joshi, Bishnu Thing, among others recited their poetry on the occasion.
The Sangh presented the ‘Devkota Literary Award’ carrying a purse of Rs 10,000 to Ms Isha Shah and Giriraj Joshi in recognition of their contribution to literature. Poet Ramesh Khakurel had provided the amount of the award. RSS