KATHMANDU – Panchthar Literary figures Bir Nembang and Prof Dr Govindaraj Bhattarai have been prized with Amar Nembang Limbu Memorial Literary Prize. They were handed over the prize at a programme organised by Amar Nembang Limbu Memorial Foundation in Phidim on Monday.

The prize carries a purse of Rs 50,000 each. The prize was established in memory of litterateur and the then Chairman of Phalgunanda Rural Municipality Amar Kumar Nembang who passed away two years ago. Offering the prize to the honoured personalities, Constituent Assembly member Bhismaraj Angdembe said that literature should share the lesson of prosperity and disseminate positive messages.