Kathmandu, July 28: Noted litterateur Manu Brajaki has been posthumously awarded with the 'Pahalaman Singh Swar Dirgha Sahutya Prathiva Puraskar' here today.
The prize carrying a purse of Rs 25,000 was handed over to the litterateur Brajaki's spouse Gyanu Devi Singh on the occasion of the 138th birthday of Pahalman Singh Swar.
The prize, established by the Pahalman Singh Swar Memorial Foundation and being given every year, was decided to confer on Brajaki for this year in recognition to his contributions to literature.
Likewise, the 'Pahalman Singh Swar Genius Award' was conferred on litterateur Tirtha Shrestha, while the 'Taraman Ambika Devi Swar Education Award' on Prof Dr Prem Kumar Khatry.
Similarly, senior film director Chetan Karki was honoured with the 'Balman Singh Swar Film Award' while gazal writer Gyanu Walker Poudel with the 'Pahalman Singh Swar Bisesh Samman'
All these awards carry the purse of Rs 10,000 each.
Handing over the awards, Chancellor at the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama Sarubhakta Shrestha expressed his confidence that the art, literature, cinema and music sector would make significant contributions for social transformation.
Similarly, shedding light on the life and times of Swar, movie critic and litterateur Prakash Sayami shared that Swar had earned a Bachelor's Degree in Film Studies from Pune in India and had applied his skills and knowledge in Nepali cinema to further catapult the Nepali cinema sector.
Foundation's President Mohan Himanshu Thapa said that Foundation has a policy of honouring those contributing towards social transformation through arts, literature, music, movie and education among others. RSS
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