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Youth Literature Festival Kick Starts in Town

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Kathmandu, August 19, 2016: The ‘Youth Literature Festival 2016’ has finally kick-started in the capital with young litterateurs and enthusiasts indulging in vibrant and thought-provoking discussions.

To start with, short essay writing competition was one of the major events of the first day. Motivated and aspiring writers, despite the fact that it was the day of Rakshyabandhan celebration, demonstrated active involvement in the competition. They were provided with topics at the assembling hall of the program, and then were granted a freedom to choose their own destination within the school to pen their essay. It kicked off at 11:00 am sharp and concluded at 1:00 pm.

The next and the most revered event of the day was the talk program. The chief guest and speaker was our very Mr. Buddhisagar, a literature superstar of Nepal. The very fact that he came on such a busy day clearly illuminated the fact that how much he really loves literature. The participants were left agape. The talk program was rather an engaging discussion between the literature master and those aspiring to be one. He elegantly flipped through the pages of his life and answered all the queries of the audience in an alarmingly inspiring manner. He talked mostly about his great novel ‘Karnali Blues’ endeavoring to set the audience into the creative world of Nepali literature, and in a way, what the participants in the programme believe, is that he was successful.

The enthusiasm of the participants in the festival proved to be a true reinforcement of literature in the country.

Organized by the Drama And Debating Club (DADC) of Budhanilkantha School, the five-day long festival is an assortment of various interesting events.

The festival will run till August 22.

For detailed information and updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1633022523677313/.

By Chandra K. PJR