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Inaugural Ranatharu Language-Literary Conference Marks a Cultural Milestone in Dhangadhi

२०८० मंसिर २४, ०४:३४ Dineshkhabar Desk

Dhangadhi: A historic moment unfolded in Dhangadhi on Saturday, the 23rd, as the inaugural Ranatharu Language-Literary Conference-2080 took center stage under the adept leadership of program coordinator Padam Rana. The event, meticulously organized by the Rana Art Culture Conservation and Development Forum in collaboration with Nepal Pragya Foundation, aimed to celebrate and safeguard the rich cultural heritage of the Ranatharu community.\

Diverging from the conventional seating arrangements, the guests were accorded a unique welcome, setting the tone for a distinctive Ranatharu experience. Former Minister of Forest and Environment, Naradmuni Rana, graced the occasion as the chief guest, with Rajan Mukarung, Head of the Mother Language (Literature) Department at Nepal Pragya Foundation, joining as the special guest. Other notable attendees included Kriparam Rana, President of Nepal Ranatharu Samaj, and the first PhD holder of the Ranatharu community, Dr. Jeevan Rana, among others.

Addressing the gathering, Narayan Rana, President of the organizing committee, extended a warm welcome. Dr. Jeevan Rana delved into the intricacies of Ranatharu culture, while Dr. Naresh Rana and Kamal Singh Rana explored the community's history and the current state of the Ranatharu language, respectively. A poignant moment unfolded as posthumous honors were bestowed upon Jagana Rana, the pioneer of the first book in Ranatharu language (Jagankrita Gitmala), Lal Bahadur Rana, founder of Nepal Ranatharu Samaj, and Labaru Ranatharu, the community's first minister.

The event further highlighted Dr. Jeevan Rana's remarkable achievement as the first PhD recipient from the Ranatharu community in Nepal. Attendees were treated to the soulful renditions of Ranatharu language songs and poems, fostering an atmosphere of cultural appreciation. Thought-provoking discussions centered around Ranatharu language writing methods and grammar, featuring the insights of esteemed Ranatharu intellectuals, folk writers, historians, and linguists from both Nepal and India.

In a grand gesture, the program coordinator, Padam Rana, expressed gratitude by honoring folk cultural performers and creators. The conference undoubtedly etched a significant chapter in the cultural narrative of the Ranatharu community, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of their linguistic and literary heritage.

Dineshkhabar Desk

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