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Gorkhas celebrate 195th Bhanu Jayanti with pomp in Nagaland

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 14, 2009

Gurkhas at the 195th Bhanu Jayanti celebration at Dimapur town hall.

Gurkhas at the 195th Bhanu Jayanti celebration at Dimapur town hall.

Dimapur, July 13 : Hundreds of Gorkhas celebrated the 195th Bhanu Jayanti at Dimapur Town Hall today with glittering cultural dances and songs. The programme organised by the Gorkha Students’ Union, Dimapur was graced by the Chief Manager of State Bank of India, L B Pradhan as the chief guest.
Speaking at the programme, the chief guest emphasized on the need of peace and harmony in the society, and urged the students to be conscious in all the social activities in creating a society full of peace and harmony.
Lamenting that the people has lost their culture, the chief guest cited the programme leaflet being printed in English. Terming it as a “silly mistake” Pradhan questioned: “what is the use of celebrating Bhanu Jayanti when the people are not worried of silly mistakes that become a unique habit?” The chief guest maintained that Bhanu Jayanti is not only for cultural dances since Bhanu Bhakta have sacrificed a lot for the people and that his sacrifices would be in vain if we forget his legacy.
The guest of honour at the programme, the Dimapur Gorkha Union vice chairman, Loknath Lopchan urged the students to study hard and work for the welfare of the society. He also requested the parents to encourage their children to go to schools and colleges so that they can grow up to be responsible citizens of the society.
Right after the first session, a cultural programme followed, where different dances and songs were presented by different groups and individuals.
It may be mentioned here that Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated every year on July 13 in honour of Bhanubhakta, a nineteen century (1814-1868) Nepali poet who translated the great epic – “Ramayana” from Sanskrit to Nepali.

Source:The Morung Express

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