On Friday, the 208th birth anniversary of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was commemorated in the United Kingdom.
On the occasion, ex-officio custodian of the Council and Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom Lok Darshan Regmi pledged to assist the Council in promoting Nepali literature.
Similarly, Prof Dr Devi Prasad Subedi, advisor to the Council’s Nepal section, praised Acharya, the Adikavi (pioneer poet), for promoting language uniformity in the country through Valmeeki’s Ramayan, an epic translated by Acharya.
Suresh Jung Shah, the Council’s founding chairperson, stated that the Council was working to preserve Nepali literature and encourage writers in the UK.
Acharya is considered the first poet of the Nepali language, and he is well-known for translating Ramayan into the local dialect around 150 years ago.