Gandaki: Poet Nawaraj Parajuli and singer Ujjawal Sagal had delivered their performances on the eve of the ‘Nepal Literature Festival’ in Pokhara on Wednesday evening. The Fewa lakeside went poetic and musical during the one-and-a-half hour evening event.
Singer Sagar began his performance with the lyrics ‘Timi Khushi Ta Chhau Ni Bhanana’. He also performed his own lyrics ‘Madhuro Laltin’ and ‘Nishabda’ as well as Arun Thapa’s lyrics ‘Ankhako Geet Khosi Lane’, Kandara Band’s ‘Tagaroma Rumal Rakhi’ and Nabin K Bhattarai’s ‘Alikati Pida’.
After Sagar’s performance, poet Parajuli cited his popular poems such as ‘Wu’ and ‘Eklai’. Audience had applauded him for his own peculiar style of performance. Bookworm Foundation, the host of the literature festival, organized the ‘opening evening’ before the formal inaugural session of the festival. Though the 10th edition of the festival has started from Wednesday itself, the formal opening of the event would be held on Thursday afternoon, the host said.
With the inauguration, sessions including intellectual address by Kathmandu University Registrar Achyut Wagle and musical performance ‘Gopalaya’ and ‘Gharbata School Samma’ on the 25th memorial years of Gopal Yonjon will be held, the host informed.
The 10-day festival will feature over 200 distinguished personalities including poets, writers, artists, musicians, from the home and abroad. The festival will also have dialogue events on art, literature, music, politics, economy and sports.