BP Literary Festival begins today

KATHMANDU: A three-day BP Literary Festival, 2080 BS, is beginning today.

The event is being organized by the Nepali Congress (NC) commemorating the 110th birth anniversary of its founding leader and first people’s elected Prime Minister of Nepal.

The event is being held at the NC central office, Sanepa of Lalitpur under the auspices of the NC Central Working Committee, in collaboration with the Nepali Writers’ Association and the Nepal Cultural Federation, among others.

A poetry symposium, gazal recitations, musical performances, an art exhibition, documentary screenings and a photo exhibition are among the parts of the festival.

The opening session of the festival will witness the screening of a documentary titled “Hijacking for Democracy.”

Head of Information, Communications and Publicity Department of the Congress Min Bahadur Bishwakarma said that there will be poetry, ghazal, painting exhibition, documentary exhibition, historical photo exhibition and other programs in the festival.

Litterateur Abhi Subedi will deliver a talk on BP’s literary creation and philosophy of life.

At the end of the first day, a poetry symposium will be held where 20 poets are scheduled to take part.

The Nepali Congress has requested academicians and scholars and all those interested to participate in the festival being held for the first time ever.

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