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Memorial on ‘Surendra Poddar Smriti Granth’ released in Kurseong

KURSEONG : A commemorative book titled ‘Surendra Poddar Smriti Granth’ was released at a programme at the Community Hall in Kurseong in memory of social worker, veteran journalist, radio announcer, teacher and former vice-president of the Gorkha Jan Pustakalay, Late Surendra Poddar, who passed away on June 20 last year. The event was jointly organised by the Gorkha Jan Pustakalaya and the Vishnumaya Sharma Foundation of Kurseong and the memoir was released by former IG of Jails, Krishna Singh Moktan, who is also a senior literary figure. Several prominent literary figures, social workers and journalists were present at the occasion. 

The collection of memories about Poddar has been edited by litterateur Chandra Sharma. All speakers at the event stressed on the multiple talents of Poddar and his various contributions to society. Moktan, who was the chief guest, noted Poddar would always remain a shining star. Shibu Chhetri and Ashok Prashant Chhetri, editors of Nepali dailies Himalaya Darpan and Swarnabhoomi, respectively, were also felicitated at the programme by the organising committee. The programme also saw the release of a booklet filled with motivational quotes by Swami Vivekananda, which had been translated into Nepali by Shisupal Sharma.

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