KATHMANDU: Writer Modnath Prasit has announced that he will not accept Padmashree Sadhana honor for this year.
Prasit in a statement on Monday expresses his gratitude to the organization but declared that he would not accept the honor.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the Khemlal-Harikala Lamichhane Social Welfare Foundation for deciding to honor me,” he said in a statement, “I would like to inform the organizers that I have decided not to accept it.”
Earlier, Sanjeev Uprety had said that he can’t receive the award by sharing the stage with Prasit.
The Foundation had decided to give the Padmashree Sahitya Puraskar, 2076 to the Uprety’s novel ‘Hansa’ and the Padmashree Sadhana Samman to Prasit.