Literary Symposium 2014 Report - A Day of Literature

Literary Symposium 2014 

Report – A Day of Literature!

Fort Worth, April 2014.
March 29, 2014; Saturday, was the ‘Day of Literature’ for Bhutanese and Nepali origin people residing in the United States. The Bhutanese Legacy Youth Club had invited hundreds of Nepali and Bhutanese writers, readers, and literature lovers and practitioners from different states of the United States for the celebration of literature in Fort Worth Texas. The event, ‘Literary Symposium 2014’ was organized with an aim to contribute for the practice and promotion of the Bhutanese and Nepalese literature integrating into the American literature.
Bhutanese Legacy Youth Club under the coordination of A. K. Rana Sampang ‘Ekalabya’, had work hard to manage everything required for hosting and organizing the ‘Literary Symposium 2014’. The awesome environment of creative writings (creations) and Nepali literature was organized in the supporting initiation of ‘Global Bhutanese Literature Organization (GBLO)’ sponsored by Mr. Suresh Basyal – agent, New York Life Insurance Company (3097502383), and supported by Mr. Clint Browning and Mr. Pem D. Lama.
The organizers had believed that the language (mother-tongue) and literature are their identities, and their legacy from generations, and to preserve & promote it, is their responsibilities. The objectives of the event were to release book - ‘Antare’, a collection of Nepali Gajal (Arabian metered poem), to discuss on Bhutanese Nepali Literature and community in the United States, to talk and interact on ‘Swikarokti’ – a philosophical theory on acceptance with justifiable addressing of existence and identities, which is abstracted, formulated and practiced by Bhutanese Nepali writers around the world, to establish good and healthy relationships between the writers, and to share and listen the creations to and/or from each participant (writer) in the same stage – getting together.
Due to the unexpected technical difficulties in the reserved facilities of Fort Worth ISD at O. D. Wyatt HS, the event was started late in different location in nearby accessible community hall. The symposium got its formal structure after the event host initiated it in the chairmanship of Mr. A. K. Rana Sampang, Vice President of Bhutanese Legacy Youth Club. The president of International Nepali Literature Society, Mr. Basu Sharma was regarded as the chief guest of the event. The famous Nepali Poet & Lyricist – Viplob Pratik, the president of Global Bhutanese Literature Organization (GBLO) – Mr. Denzome Sampang, and GBLO Central Speaker – Mr. Karna Gurung ‘Hiron’ were on the list of special guests of the event.
Though the expected number of agents and organizations were not present, there was exciting great participation of literary practitioners. The presence of writers like Moni Dhimal ‘Dipit’, Lucky Rasi, Netra Acharya ‘Basanta Dikteli’, Rabi Rimal, Bhutanese Actor Kedar Upreti, and Dorji Tamang ‘Nim’, social worker Prabhat Dixit, and media person Prakash Gautam had served as honor to the event. The event was categorized into two sections: first section – book, ‘Antare’ releasing, and creations recitations, and second section – Literary discussions and interactions.
The first section of the event started with the release of the book, ‘Antare’ through the chief guest and chairman together with the special guests of the event. Mr. Denzome Sampang – GBLO president spoke on the book released. Mr. Lila Dhar Adhikari ‘Patalo Antare’ the writer of the book also spoke on his book, and recited some poems from the book. The first section remained interesting and exciting with the creative environment among the great creative writers. Everyone was with their own stories of their distinct, and every material presented were awesome. Mr. Govin Adhikari was the anchor of the first section of the event, and the event was broadcasted live in ‘Youtube’.
The second section of the event went professionally with great and unique way of educated interaction. The discussion forum was hosted by Denzome Sampang, and the speakers in the discussion forum were Poet Viplob Pratik, Chief Guest – Basu Sharma, Karna Gurung ‘Heron’, Prabhat Dixit, and event Chairman – A. K. Rana Sampang. The forum was initiated with the speech presentation of Poet Viplob Pratik spoken on the relationship of writers and the literature.
The discussion forum interaction went progressive and remained as fruitful in the history of Bhutanese Nepali literature. The forum was successful to talk on different literary topics and issues like Bhutanese Nepali Literature and community in the United States, ‘Swikarokti’ – philosophical theory on acceptance with justifiable address of existence and identities formulated and practiced by Bhutanese Nepali writers around the world, and also talked about the present and future of the literature. The talks on ‘Swikarokti’ – a philosophical theory on justifiable acceptance, got highlighted as it is new topic for the participants, writers, and the literature practitioners.
The conclusions of the discussion forum included the need of changes in our perspectives, acceptance of identities, way of defining writers and literature, and the possibilities and prospective of the practiced literature. In order to address the rumors on Bhutanese Nepali literature, the discussion forum concluded that “literature is expression of life; it speaks from the soul, seeks life, and lives forever for the well-being of human kind. Literature can neither be Refugee, nor be foreigner; it is independent in itself, and remains forever as a beautiful tool for human being and will be popular among the people from generation to generation.”

Lastly, the event was successfully ended taking some extra time for the discussion forum. The vote of thank you was given by the event Chairman – A. K. Rana Sampang, and formally ended the event. He distributed club’s T-shirts and pens with club logo, to every participants on the respectful dignity basis as a token of Thank you and remembrance. The Literary Symposium remained successful for the year of 2014. 


Sponsored by: Suresh Basyal, agent New York Life Insurance Company (3097502383),

Mr. Pem D. Lama, and Mr. Clint Browning, Adviser Altamesa 



 टेक्सस्मा साहित्य दिवश
 सम्वदाता,
अमेरिका अन्तरगत टेक्सस्को फोर्त वोर्थ शहरमासाहित्य गोष्ठी २०१४’ (Literary Symposium 2014) भव्यताको साथ सम्पन्न भएको छ – मानौँ त्यो एउटा साहित्य दिवश थियो स्रोतको अनुसार उक्त कार्यक्रम विश्व भूटानी साहित्य सङ्गठन (GBLO)को सक्रियतामा भूटनीज लेगसी युवा क्लबद्वारा आयोजना गरिएको थियो यस गोष्ठीमा भूटानी नेपाली साहित्य समाज तथा स्वीकारोक्ति सिद्धान्तबारे विद्वत छलफल गरियो

भूटनीज लेगसी युवा क्लबका उपाध्यक्ष श्री ए. के. राना साम्पाङजीको सभापतित्व अन्तराष्टृय नेपाली साहित्य समाज टेक्सस्का अध्यक्ष श्री वासु शर्माजीको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा लीलाधर अधिकारी 'पातलो अन्तरे'जीकोअन्तरेगजल सङ्ग्रहको अमेरिका भरी रहेका नेपालीहरुको निम्ती लोकार्पण गरिएको थियो उक्त सभामा मुर्धन्य कवी तथा चर्चित गितकार श्री विप्लब प्रतिक, विस्व भुटानी साहित्य संगठन (GBLO)का अध्यक्ष श्री डेन्जोम साम्पाङ र GBLO प्रवक्ता श्री कर्णा गुरुङ 'हिरोन'जी को विशेस आतिथ्य रहेको थियो

उत्तर अमेरिकामा रहेका भूटानी तथा नेपाली साहित्यकार, पाठक संघ-संस्थाबीच अन्तरक्रिया गरिनेछ भनिएको उक्त कार्यक्रममा भने जस्तो संघ संस्थाहरुको उपस्तिथी नदेखिए पनि साहित्य कर्मीहरुको उत्साहजनक सहभागिता देखियो। यस कार्यक्रमद्वारा नेपाली भाषा साहित्यको विश्वव्यापीकरणमा सानै सही तर महत्वपूर्ण योगदान पुग्ने आयोजकको विश्वास केहि हतसम्मा पुरा हुन सफल भएको अनुभुती गर्न सकिन्छ। साहित्यकारहरुबीच आपसी सम्बन्धलाई अन्तरङ्ग एवं जीवन्त तुल्याउने यस गोष्ठीको प्रयोजन सहभागीहरुले व्यवारिक्तामा महसुस गरेका थिए। नेपाली साहित्य समाज भुटानी साहित्य समाजका प्रतीनिधी मुलक उपस्तिथी रहेको उक्त साहित्य गोस्टी दुई चरनमा बाडिएको थियो: पहिलो चरन वा खण्ड - 'अन्तरे' लोकार्पन रचना वाचन, अनि दोस्रो चरन - साहित्यिक बहस

स्थान परिवर्तन गरिनुको कारण कार्यक्रम केहि समय पछी मात्र सुरु गरिएको थियो, जस्ले गर्दा स्थानिय सहभागितामा केहि ह्रास देखिन्थियो तर त्यो प्राभिदिक गडबडीले साहित्यप्रेमीहरुलाई केहि असर पार्न सकेन - कार्यक्रम भव्यताको साथ अघी बडेको थियो 'अन्तरे'को लोकार्पन सभापतीको आग्रहमा अतिथीहरुबिच सामुहिक रुपमा गरिएको थियो, यस कृती बारे श्री डेन्जोम साम्पाङ अनि 'अन्तरे' स्वयमले दुई शब्द राखेका थिए 'अन्तरे' लोकार्पन पछी कवी गोस्टी तातेको थियो जस्लाई Youtube मार्फत प्रत्यक्ष प्रसारण पनि गरिएको थियो  

साहित्य गोस्टी कवी श्री मणी धिमाल 'दिपित'का कविताले मनमोहक बनाएको थियो भने लक्की रासीले आफ्नो युवा जोसमा जमातलाई तताएका थिए युवा कवी तथा स्विकारोक्ती अभियानत श्री लीलाधर अधिकारी 'अन्तरे'को वाचन उत्सहजनक थियो भने युवा कवी श्री नेत्र आचारय 'वशन्त दिक्तेली'जी सुन्दर छन्दहरुमा रमाइरहेका थिए कार्यक्रम संचालनको जिम्मेवर लिएका युवा स्रष्टा श्री गोविन अधिकारी भने आफ्नै गतीमा जमातलाई स्रष्टाहरुसंग डोर्याइरहेका थिए समाज सेवी प्रभात दिक्षितको उपस्तिथीले झनै सभा सोभयमान बनेको थियो भाने अभिनेता केदार उप्रेतीले सभालाई आफुतिर आकर्सण गरिरहेका झै देखिन्थे   यस्तै प्रकार्ले अन्य धेरै स्रस्टहरुले आफ्नो रचना साहित्य गोस्टी मा प्रस्तुत गरेर एउटा साहित्य उत्सव नै मनाएको भान सहभागी स्रष्टाहरुको अनुहारबाट महसुस गर्न सकिन्थियो । 

न्यू योर्क जिवन बिमाका अजेन्ट सुरेश बस्यलजीको सह-प्रायोजन रहेको 'साहित्य गोस्टी’ कार्यक्रमलाई क्लबका सल्लाहकार श्री क्लिन्त ब्राओनिङ पेम दोजी लामाले सहयोग गरेका थिए कार्यक्रमको दोस्रो चरन भने पृथक रुपमा भव्यताको साथ साहित्यिक अन्तरकृय बहस चलेको थियो बहसमा वक्तहरुको रुपम क्रमष: अन्तराष्टृय नेपाली साहित्य समाज टेक्सस्का अध्यक्ष श्री वासु शर्मा, क्लब उप-अध्यक्ष श्री के राना साम्पाङ्, समाज सेवी श्री प्रभात दिक्षित, प्रवक्ता श्री कर्णा गुरुङ्, मुर्धन्य कवी श्री विप्लब प्रतिक, अध्यक्ष श्री डेन्जोम साम्पाङ्जी हुनुहुन्थियो साहित्यिक बहस अध्यक्ष श्री डेन्जोम साम्पाङ्जी द्वारा संचालन गरिएको थियो  

मुर्धन्य कवी श्रीविप्लब प्रतिकजिऊले प्रस्तुत गर्नुभएको साहित्य साहित्यकार बिचको संबन्धा बारे सृजनात्मक अभिलेखद्वारा साहित्यिक बहस सुरु गरिएको थियो सभाको विशेस व्यक्तित्वको रुपमा रहनु भएको उहाँकै शब्दाहरु वोरिपरी निर्देषित भए झै सभा सृजनाशिल बनी संचालित रहेको पाईन्थियो साहित्यिक बहस धेरै फलदायक रहेको सम्पुर्ण सहभागीहरुले जनाइरहेका छन

बहसमा धेरै विषयमा कुराकानी अन्तरवार्ता भएको जान्कारी आएको छ - जस्तैभूटानी नेपाली साहित्य समाजबारे छलफल, ‘स्वीकारोक्ति सिद्धान्तबारे बहस, उत्तर अमेरिकामा रहेका भूटानी तथा नेपाली साहित्यिक सम्बन्ध भूटानी नेपाली साहित्यको भविष्यकाबारे विचार, आदी । साहित्यिक बहसको केहि सुन्दर फलदाई निस्कर्षहरु यहाँ यस प्रकार छ: जुन-सुकै, जहाँ सुकै बसेर लेखिए पनि साहित्य - साहित्य हो र हुन्छ; त्यसले जिवन्त अनि आत्मा बोल्छ, जिवन खोज्छ, अनि सर्वहितको निम्ती आफु भित्र-भित्रै जली संसारलाई ज्योती फैलाउन प्रयाशरत भइरहन्छ । साहित्य न त शरणार्थी हुन्छ न त पर्देशी हुन्छ, यो त आफैमा स्वातन्त्र रही सम्पुर्ण मानवताको निम्ती सुन्दर साधन भएर युगन्त लोकप्रिय रहिरहन्छ । यस प्रकार बडो सृजना शिल वातवरणमा साहित्यिक तथा बैचारिक छल्फल सहित टेक्सस्को फोर्त वोर्थ शहरमा साहित्य दिवश सम्पन्न भयो ।





Sponsored by: Suresh Basyal, agent New York Life Insurance Company (3097502383),
Mr. Pem D. Lama, and Mr. Clint Browning, Adviser Altamesa 

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