Chaudhary Academy honors four
The Shree Lunkaran Das-Ganga Devi Chaudhary Academy for Art & Literature honored four personalities from various fields with different awards at a special program, titled “Srashta Samman Samaroha 2065”, held at the Russian Culture Center at Kamalpokhari in Kathmandu on Sunday, August 3.
The “Itihas Shiromani Baburam Acharya Shodh Samman” was given to border expert Buddhi Narayan Shrestha for his research and publications on Nepali frontiers and frontier management. He has received a purse of Rs 51,000 along with the citations.
Shrestha has created awareness to the whole Nepali through writings many articles and nearly half a dozen books on boundary of Nepal, management of border and border issues of Nepal. He is honored by various national and international organizations.
He has received Madan Puraskar-2057 with a purse of Rs. 1 Lakh in writing the book, Boundary of Nepal. He has obtained Eduard Dolezol Award from Vienna, Austria in contributing for the development of surveying, mapping and land information system in Nepal. Besides, he has received Dev Shumsher Outstanding Award with Rs, 25,000 in writing a detailed boundary concern article and Amar Sing Thapa Smriti Puraskar and ten other letters of appreciation and felicitations.
Veteran artist Kalidas Shrestha was conferred the “Saraswati Samman” for his six-decade-long contribution in the field of painting, sculpture and fine arts. Likewise, veteran dance maestro Harikrishna Darshandhari received the “Narayan Gopal Sangeet Samman” for helping in the upliftment of Nepali dance and theater through Charya dance and musical plays. They have received a purse of Rs 51,000 each along with the citations.
Meanwhile, the “Nepal Nava Pratibha Puraskar” award for this year went to female tabala player Sarita Mishra. Started last year with the objective of honoring new talents from different fields, the award also carried a cash purse of Rs 25,000.
After receiving the honor with cash prize, Shrestha made a speech on behalf of other awardees and his own, that this Samman has inspired him to make further study, how the open border system between Nepal and India could be managed with a view to make the people of both the frontiers safe, sound and secure. Because the criminals commit crimes in one frontier and cross the international border easily and they use to hide in the other frontier. Similarly, gangs of dacoits go to the other side of the border at night and they loot the money and gold, rape the girls and women and return back immediately crossing the international boundary without any obstruction. It is making horror and terror to the society and general people of both the nations. So it has to evolve some ways and means of border management, which will be palatable for both the governments.
Also at the program, chief guest litterateur Dr Dhruba Chandra Gautam released lyricist Ananda Adhikari’s book titled “Mero Maato Mero Geet”. The collection comprises altogether 131 songs written by Adhikari over the past two decades.
Veteran writer Modnath Prashrit spoke about Adhikari’s songs, while Dr Gautam shed light on the Academy and its contributions on the occasion. The program was chaired by Lunkaran Das Chaudhary, the patron of the Academy.
The Academy was established 13 years ago. Including this year, it has till date honored 39 different personalities in recognition of their long-standing contributions to literature, music, art, research and academics and other fields.
Source: http://www.ekantipur.com, Samacharpatra Daily and Smarika distributed during the function.
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