N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- Senior writer and journalist Purushottam Dhakal’s poetic part of life has come to the fore, as his collections of poems “Bhagwanlai Prasna” (Question To God) and “Borderless Dreams” were made public amid a function in the Nepalese capital.
Former Prime Minister and NCP senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal released the books, while former Finance Minister and Nepali Congress senior leader Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat and other distinguished guests graced the event.
Addressing the function, former PM Nepal said the two collections of poems and songs are overwhelmed with the feeling of patriotism and also depict the society’s absurdities and devilish thoughts of the humans.
“This is the time to awake the feeling of human compassion and love. These books fit well into this category. These books are also crucial in shunning negativity and working towards the society’s transformation,” former PM Nepal said.
Former Finance Minister Dr. Mahat said poet Dhakal has been successful in presenting human sentiments and affections as well as political sarcasm in a very beautiful manner.
“I would like to congratulate writer and poet Dhakal for this success,” Dr. Mahat said.
NCP Standing Committee member Raghuji Pant said the quality of a poem is important than the quantity of a poem and that poet Dhakal has skillfully mastered on this front.
Senior poet and executive chairman of National News Agency (RSS) Shyamal Adhikari said he has found poet Dhakal as being a fine and polished poet.
“I believe that poet Dhakal will bring varieties by communicating more with the society and bringing their sentiments to the fore,” Adhikari said, further asserting that poets should also explore new avenues and fronts for styles, languages and possibilities.
Literature critic Professor Dr. Khagendra Prasad Luitel said poet Dhakal is a poet, who possesses the capacity to write poems on dynamic and crucial issues in a very convincing and lucid manner.
Other speakers highlighted that the two books reflect a diversified aspect of senior journalist and writer Dhakal, who is very much into writing poems and dwells upon the ups and downs of life with a soft corner of humanity, philosophy and generosity in his heart.
Spreading his career and life between Nepal and the United States, Dhakal also represents voice of the new generation of the Nepalese youths, who are either living abroad or inside Nepal with a mixed stock of joyfulness and hardship.
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