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Gorkha Jan Pustakalaya celebrates 102nd foundation day in Kurseong

Kurseong : Gorkha community’s oldest organisation, Gorkha Jan Pustakalaya established in 1913, celebrated its 102nd foundation day on Sunday. Cultural programmes, blood donation camps and other programmes marked the most important day of the centenary organisation. The blood donation was participated by a number of volunteers, while it was conducted under the guidance of medical officers from Kurseong hospital. The programme also saw felicitation of various senior members of the organisation, including the oldest member IP Sharma (91). Further GJP members also remembered and offered their prayers to late members of the organisation. Senior literary figure and Sahitya Academy Puraskar 2013 recipient, MB Pradhan, was the chief guest for the function. 

He said he is happy with the present generation’s grasp in English language, but suggested they should also focus on their own language, culture and tradition. GJP’s senior member LD Moktan enlightened the occasion by highlighting the history of the organisation and also emphasized on its deep positive impact on the society. The GJP secretary Prakash Pradhan said to take forward the pursuit of excellence in Nepali Literature, an award dubbed as “Chandrika” will be given to deserving litterateurs from next year. Similarly, Shri Seva Samman will be given to organizations which promote and support the growth of literature, culture and tradition of Gorkha community.
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