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Youth Literature Festival 2016 concludes awarding the winners

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Kathmandu, August 22, 2016: Today marked the final day of the Nepal Youth Literature Festival 2016. The unique extravaganza, organized by the Drama And Debating Club (DADC) of Budhanilkantha School at the school premises with the slogan ‘Reinforcing Literature in Nepal’, was the first of its kind in Nepal for every literature-lovers.

Youth Literature Festival

The 5 days-long festival invited various gigantic literary icons in Nepal including Buddhi Sagar and Amar Neupane. The festival concluded on a successful note, with prize distribution and launching of ‘The Power of Positivity’, a book by Shreyaskiri, a student in the school.

After the recital of top two award-winning poems and the book release, the prize distribution ceremony took place from the hands of the principal Keshar Khulal, and Mr. Rabindra Shrestha.

Youth Literature Festival

The winners for various literature genres included, Rozesh Gautam for Short Poetry-English, Trailokya Raj Bajgain for Short Poetry-Nepali, Pratik Paudel for Long Essay-Nepali, Shreehar Joshi for Short Essay-English, Sushant Humagain for Short Essay-Nepali, Chonang Rai for Long Poetry-Nepali, Sakar Bhattarai for Long Story-Nepali, Sangita Lamichanae for Short Story-Nepali, Rozesh Gautam for Short Story-English and Chandra K Pjr for Long Story-English.

Youth Literature Festival

The president of DADC and the vice president ‘Shrisha Sapkota’ both were very satisfied upon the successful completion of the programme. “The dream I saw 6 months and 19 days ago is finally accomplished. I saw my team helping create a platform for those who write, and help providing inspiration to the budding writers by helping them get in touch with some of renowned faces in the literary scene of Nepal. Now, I feel relieved to see this programme concluding with such a huge success,” said the president Dawadi. He also pacified many concerns of the festival from participants by confirming his will to make this an annual event.

“A lot of hard work went into the management of this programme, and now it feels great to be a part of this. All of the burdens I thought and felt, has turned into joy and success,” said the vice-president Shrisha. One of the winners, Sakar Bhattarai pointed out the necessity of such programmes and the reasons on why they need to be organized more often. “It feels really inspiring for me, and I have managed to solidify my thoughts to write more often than I currently have,” he added.

By Atul Bhattarai

Intern Reporter, Glocal Khabar