KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended birthday wishes to culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi, who is celebrating his 100th birthday today. Bhandari wished him for long life and happiness via a letter of felicitations.
“You have dedicated your entire life to the study and research of folk culture and Nepal literature through your long relentless efforts expanding over eight decades for the elevation of Nepali art, culture and literature,” the message reads.
“Your long dedication and rich knowledge has made the world of Nepali literature and culture prosperous. You did a lot for the nation by researching about Nepali artist (national luminary) Araniko who had worked as a bridge between Nepal and China. Similarly, you had enriched the store of knowledge by bringing out the importance of our Karnali civilization and Sinja, the place of origin of the Khas language. Your contribution to the enhancement of the Nepal Bhasha is significant. I am pleased to wish you long life and good health on this special moment.” the message reads.