Journalist Anita Niraula conferred with Dr. ShovaKantiThegimSmritiPuraskar

Gangtok, July 4: Senior journalist Anita Niraula was conferred with Dr ShovaKantiThegimSmirtiPuraskar for her book " Black and White: SikkimbhitrakaSangeetkarHaru"today here at Nepali SahityaParisadbhawan, Gangtok. The function is annually organised on July 4 in memory of late Dr ShovaKantiThegim. The Chief Guest of today’s function was PadmashreeSanu Lama while the guest of honor was the veteran musician Shanti Thatal The award comprised a cash prize of Rs 25000, shawl and a citation. Anita Niruala in her address thanked the award Committee for selecting and honouring her work. She said it took almost three years for her to carry out a research and write a book. Meanwhile ChunilalGhimirey presented the introduction of Anita Niraula. The Chief Guest Sanu Lama in his address remembered Thegim as one the powerful writers of her time. Earlier, the President of Dr ShovaKantiThegim Memorial Trust, Dup TsheringLepcha announced that the trust would also felicitate artistes and the musicians from next year.