Every year the Kitab Yatra Foundation organizes the ‘Kitab Jatra’, and this year it’s starting from Ashoj 10th till Ashoj 16th, 2078. According to a statement from the foundation released to the public on Wednesday, this year’s “Kitab Jatra” will run for a whole week. Kitab Jatra represents the diversity of national interaction and the necessity for a shared platform for society, ultimately focusing on the improvement of reading culture in Nepal and promoting tourism via literature. The Foundation has organized the fourth edition of the ‘Kitab Jatra’ to establish the concept that reading culture should become an important part of people’s life.
“The event was not possible physically previous year because of the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. So this year too the sessions will be broadcast on AP1 HD television. The sessions will also be available on Kitab Jatra YouTube channel.” – Mr. Rishiram Adhikari – Chairman of the foundation & Festival director of Nabil Kitab Jatra-2078
The ‘Kitab Jatra’ will air on AP1 Television from 5 PM to 7 PM on Ashoj 10 and from 6 PM to 7 PM on the remaining event days. Nabil Bank Ltd. is going to be in collaboration with ‘Kreta Mart’ for this event which is powered by Nepal Bank Limited and Rastriya Banijya Bank.
According to the foundation’s secretary, Kala Anuragi, there will be eight sessions including figures from the domains of literature, movies, music, finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as special and poetic presentations. Shobhita Sinkhada will have a dialogue with narrators Nayan Raj Pandey and Amar Neupane on the topic of ‘Story of Story Writing’ while Moharaj Sharma will have a dialogue with Suresh Badal and Prava Baral on ‘Attachment to Writing’. A special presentation by poet Nawaraj Parajuli will be included in the procession.
Sama Thapa will run debates titled ‘Cinemako Sansar’ with Nikhil Upreti and Bipin Karki and ‘Swarko Sargam’ with Prakash Saput and Pramod Kharel. Also, the conversation with singer Amrit Gurung by Tikaram Yatri can be seen in the event. There will also be a special performance by singer Ani Choying Dolma. Under the title ‘अबको नेपाल, डिजिटल नेपाल’, Dr. Subash Sharma will interact with Baikuntha Aryal, Purushottam Khanal and Sunaina Pandey, while Rupa Khadka will interact with Laxman Neupane and Ramesh Sherpa under the title ‘उद्यमको बाटो’ whereas Bharat Rijal will debate with Maha Prasad Adhikari, Kiran Krishna Shrestha and Varsha Shrestha in a session called ‘अर्थको अर्थ’.
Kripesh Kishor Ghimire, the vice-chairman of the foundation, said that the ‘Prem Sahitya Samman’, which is given every year to a person who has made a special contribution in the field of Nepali literature, will also be announced on the occasion. It has been established in the memory of Late Mr. Prem Prasad Adhikari. He is the father of Rishiram Adhikari, the founding chairman of the foundation.
Event Name: Kitab Jatra | Mystic Nepal, 2078
Event Type: Festival /Prem Literary Award
Event Date: 10th-16th Ashoj, 2078
Live Broadcast: AP1 HD TV
Participants: Ministers of Nepal Government, Government Officers, Authors, Publishers Chartered Accountants, Leaders, Distributors, Readers, Editors, Corporate Personalities Businessman, budding Entrepreneurs, Social Workers, Artists, Professors, Startups, Media Personality and Students
Similarly, the company Kitab Yatra Pvt. Ltd., which is operating an online book-selling platform ‘Kitab Yatra.com’ with the aim of making it easier for every citizen to read books, will distribute the ‘Kitab Yatra Best Seller’ award for the best-selling book from its platform on the occasion of ‘Kitab Jatra’.