Nepal’s culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi is successfully celebrating his 100th year birthday on May 13, 2019.
On the occasion, President Bidya Devi Bhandari extended birthday wishes to Joshi wishing him long life and peace.
“You have dedicated your entire life to the study and research of folk culture and Nepal literature through your long relentless efforts expanding over eight decades for the elevation of Nepali art, culture and literature,” read the President’s message to Joshi.
Lauding Joshi’s contribution to the Nepali art and literature, Bhandari said, “Your long dedication and rich knowledge has made the world of Nepali literature and culture prosperous. You did a lot for the nation by researching about Nepali artist (national luminary) Araniko, who had worked as a bridge between Nepal and China.”
Speaking about Joshi’s contribution to Nepali civilization, she said, “You had enriched the store of knowledge by bringing out the importance of our Karnali civilization and Sinja, the place of origin of the Khas language. Your contribution to the enhancement of the Nepal Bhasha is significant. I am pleased to wish you long life and good health on this special moment.”
Joshi (98) is currently the Chancellor of Nepal Bhasa Academy and has served key positions in his long career.
He served as the first Director of Archaeological and Cultural Department, Government of Nepal in 1959. He is one of the Executive Board members of Nepali Art Council and a lifetime member of Royal Nepal Academy.
Nepal Government honored Joshi with the ‘Litterateur of the Century’ title on August 23, 2017.