Singtam, July 14
Ramayan Path, poem recitations and cultural program was the highlight of the 205th Bhanu Jayanti Celebration held at Shantinagar, Singtam on Saturday. The couple of hour long program was organised by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti.
The program started with the lightening of lamp and offering of khadas at the wooden frame of Bhanu Bhakta by the guests and members of SGSS. KN Dulal, guest of honour of the day, a social worker and one of the few individuals who started the celebration of Bhanu Jayanti at Singtam was felicitated on the occasion. Dr. Dwarika Niroula, Chief Guest of the day was also honoured on the occasion. Other distinguished guests included Head Lama of Shantinagar Monastery, KB Chettri, Binod Pradhan, Laxmi Shakya, Deepa Chettri and members of SGSS.
Krishna Chettri, President SGSS gave a welcome speech while Mahesh Dahal was the host of the day.
Members of Shantinagar Sai Samiti performed saraswati bandana to start the program. Aditi Pokhrel recited phrases from one of the chapter of Ramayan while Anushka Shankar, Nisu Dulal, Mahesh Dahal and Shital Pradhan recited Nepali poem. Tanishka Pradhan performed a dance on a Nepali folk song. Bhanu Pokhrel played flute and sarangi to entertain the gathered crowds.
Dr. Niroula, Chief Guest in his speech appreciated the efforts of SGSS for organising such event. He further spoked about importance of Nepali language and culture. Sishir Pradhan, General Secretary SGSS gave the vote of thanks.