Kathmandu, February 2
The year’s ‘Dashrath Chandra Memorial Award’ has been conferred upon Mohan Duwal, the chief editor of monthly literary magazine Janamat. The award was presented to Duwal during a program held in Bharatpur on the occasion of Martyr’s Day.
The award was presented by ‘Hamro Sirjana’, a research-oriented literary magazine published quarterly from Chitwan.
According to the publisher of ‘Hamro Sirjana’ D.R. Pokharel, the award was established by eminent literary figure Professor Anandadev Bhatta and Sushila Bhatta.
The award distribution program was attended by the chairperson of District Coordination Committee, Narayan Prasad Adhikari as the chief guest.
During the event, Prof. Kapil Agyath shared insights about the awardee’s literary contributions, highlighting Duwal’s role as a literary servant and Sheromani.
Prof. Agyath revealed that Duwal was presented the award for serially publishing martyr Shukraraj Shastri’s ‘Swargako Darbar’ for the public. Duwal was also appreciated for recognizing the importance of Shastri’s significant work, who republished it in book form in 2066 BS, bringing it back into public awareness after it was overlooked since its initial publication in 1986.