PASIGHAT, July 17: Bhanu Jayanti, marking the 198th birth anniversary of the legendary Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was celebrated amidst much fanfare in the Solung Hall, Pasighat on July 17 last organized by Nepali Sanskriti Suraksha Parishad (NSSP), Pasighat. Smty Nanom Jamoh, a prominent social worker and Secretary, All Arunachal Congress Party and Retired IAS Officer Oshong Ering graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Fluent in Nepali language, Jamoh said that Acharya is popularly known as ‘Adikabi’ and remembered for his great contributions to Nepali literature. The Kavi has many literary works to his credit, who translated the epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali and was the first poet ably united all through Nepali language, Jamoh added. He appreciated the Nepalese for organizing the celebration at Pasighat and stressed on the need of co-existence of different cultures in today’s modern world. While highlighting the contributions of Bhanu Bhakta to enrich the Nepali Literature, she asked the gathering to imbibe in life the values taught by the great poet. Adding further, she said women could play pivotal role with active literary participation and supports in building up a knowledge based society. The Guest of Honour and prolific writer Ering paid his tribute to the Pioneer poet. Appreciating the organizer for protection, promotion and the safeguarding of the Nepali Literature till date Ering said the community is making challenging progress all over the world in the field of literary. He exhorted the Nepali community to respect own culture, language and rich traditions. Earlier A.K. Rana (President NSSP Pasighat) said identity of a community can only be preserved by strictly adhering to one’s culture, language and traditions and modernization can be accepted without discarding own rich culture. Among others, Smty Maya Rizal, Thok Bdr. Chettery and Amar Chettery also spoke and other highlights of the day long celebration were traditional dances and lok-geet etc presented by children.