Nepali litterateurs awarded in IMTM Festival Israel

Nepali litterateurs living in Israel have been awarded with “Bhanubhakta Gold Medal” by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Culture,Tourism and Civil Aviation. The award has been distributed in International Mediterranean Tourism Market [IMTM Festival] held at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Ground, Ramat Aviv.

The award was given to 7 Nepalis who were devoted in the field of Art , literature , and social service living Israel and contributed to organize Bhanubhakta bicentenary celebration in Israel announced by Ministry of Culture,Tourism and Civil Aviation. Those literary figures were Bhagawati Basnet, a litterateur & Head of Bhanubhakta bicentenary celebrations Israel, Krishna Thapa, a litterateur, an artist & the President of International Nepali Literary Society Israel Chapter, Subas Kharel, a social worker, President of NRN Israel, litterateurs Sunita Rai, BJ Bidrohi Rai, Nirmala Khadka and Laxmi Pokhrel.

The awards were given by His Excellency Ambassador Prahlad Kumar Prasai with the presence Mr. Aditya Baral Senior Director of Nepal Tourism borad, Joint Secretary and Spokesperson Mohan Krishna Sapkota.

On the occasion His Excellency Ambassador, his wife Ms. Sita Prasai, Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Khadga Prasad Dahal, Second Secretary Ms. Roshan Khanal, attache Kamal Koirala and the team of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal government led by Joint Secretary of Ministry were also participated in. Himalayan Expedition, Adventure & Sports, King Akbar Travel & Tours, Karnali Travel & Tours and Euro Travel & Tours were also participated from Nepal.

At the opening ceremony of IMTM Tel Aviv, Amir Halevy – Director General of the Ministry of Tourism of Israel also praised and appreciated top Israeli tourism professionals, hoteliers and travel and tour operators of Israel.

The tourism fair opened for two days (February 10 and 11), was visited by 30 thousand visitors. Tourism professionals, hotel operators , tours and travel agencies of 70 different countries had presented their stalls at the fair organized by Israel ministry of tourism in Ramat Aviv.

I was so happy and thrilled to be awarded in this way. Thanks to all who helped me to get this award specially Bhanu bicentenary Executive Committee Advisor Mr. Narendra Raj Prasai, NAI publication and my dearest friends of Israel.

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