IME Literature Festival Janakpur edition

The Janakpur edition of Nepal Literature Festival started in Janakpur was held from November 8. Nepal’s former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav chaired the inauguration ceremony. The opening day saw speeches by several notable personalities including author and critic Hari Sharma, Janakpur based journalist Anil Mishra and Province 2 coordinator of Visit Nepal Year 2020, Manish Jha.

The second day of the festival saw several panel discussions on topics ranging from Chure range to Madhesi food culture and literature to the Tarai-Hill political dynamic. The panel titled ‘Chure ko chinta’ was discussed between Yadav, Journalist Chandra Kishore and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. The panel ‘Madhes ko Himal’ had journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, Biraj Bhakta Shrestha, Dr Ram Dayal Rakesh and Dhirendra Premarshi in discussion. Pradesh wa para desh saw Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur daily Sudheer Sharma in conversation with the Chief Minister of Province 2, Lal Babu Raut.

Madhes ko Bhojan saw Kedar Sharma, Imtiaz Wafa, Gayatri Sharma and Gani Ansari in discussion. Adhyatma ko Rajdhani had Charu Chadha, Ramashis Yadav and Nityananda Mandal. Kasto Sahitya Kasko Sahitya saw Brajesh Khanal, Ram Bharos Kapadi, Anbika Giri and Manu Manjil. The panel tiled Swabhiman, samman ra abhiman had Narayan Wagle, Dipendra Jha and Gagan Thapa.

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