By Our Reporter
Poet Balika Thapaliya has been awarded with this year’s Jasuda Memorial Youth Talent Award amidst a function organised in Ilam Bazar on 20 July. The Bhanu Pratibha Puraskar and Sahitya Sambardhan Samittee, Ilam had recently nominated Balika Thapailya for the Award.
The Award was handed over to her by Ganesh Baral, chief of the District Coordination Committee and Mahesh Basnet, mayor, Ilam Municipality.
The Award consists a purse worth 10,100 rupees and a letter of appreciation.
Thapaliya, after receiving the Award, said that she would try to fulfill the dreams of Jasuda Khaki Pradhan on empowerment of the womenfolk.
Thapaliya has been penning poems against social perversions. As her father was also a poet, she was inspired in creative writings since her childhood. Thapaliya is active in social service in Chamaita village in Ilam District.
The programme chaired by noted poet Bimal Baidhaya was attended by Ilam’s respected personality Juddha Prasad Baidhayia. Poets from different parts of the districts had read their poems on the occasion.