Country tour for Indian litterateurs

Kathmandu, June 11: The Nepal Academy from today started the Desh Darshan programme for the literati of the Indian Sahitya Akademi who are on a visit to Nepal. 
Under the Desh Darshan programme the Indian litterateurs would be taken on a familiarization tour around different places of the country.
The tour will last for a week and the visitors would be taken to and shown around Manakamana, Pokhara, Lumbini and Sauraha.
Speaking at the inaugural programme of the tour today, Chancellor of the Nepal Academy Bairagi Kainla hoped that the tour would play a significant role in promoting the language, literature and culture of Nepal and India.
A team of eight litterateurs of the Sahitya Akademi arrived here on June 9. The team is led by Prem Pradhan, Coordinator of the Nepali Language Department at the Akademi.
A group of 20 people including litterateurs from both countries and Academy staff will go on the tour. RSS
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