Nepalis of US origin including litterateurs, journalists and social activists urged for global-level recognition to Nepali language and literature at a recently-held event in the United States on October 29, 2017.
At a program organized by the International Literary Society of Maryland Chapter, the Nepali community pitched on the need for promotion of Nepali language on a global scale.
Towards this end, they urged all the Nepali communities living in foreign destinations to come forward for the world-class translation of key Nepali literary works into English and other international languages.
“There was the need of publications that would provide information to the future generations about language, culture and tradition. A book on various subjects providing information to the future generation on Nepal and written in the English language which meets the global standard is badly needed at present,” says Kishor Nepal, an author and the Former President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).
Kishor urged the Non-Resident Nepalis (NRN) to extend support to their homeland in promoting Nepali literature through their skills and knowledge.
Translation, Need of the Hour
HB Bhandari, American politician of Nepali origin, called on for an immediate move towards translation of important Nepali documents and literary works.
Bhandari highlighted that there exists a sort of confusion in US-based universities regarding research on various Nepal-related topics.
NRN Maryland Chapter Pledges Support
In response, NRN Maryland Chapter President Durga Shrestha pledged the community’s support towards promotion and preservation Nepali language and literature, while highlighting its efforts for socio-economic transformation of Nepal.
Nepalese Journalists in America (NEJA) Former President Gautam Dahal called on the Non-Resident Nepali journalists community to come forward towards promotion of Nepali literature and language.
Journalist Tarun Poudel, Madhukar Adhikari, Dr Uttam Gauli, Dr Krishna Bista and Morgan State University Professor Dr Bhim Kattel were among other key delegates and speakers present at the event.