On September 19, 2015, DREAMS Magazine hosted the twenty short listed poets for their mega poetry contest “Bhavisyavani” at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali, Kathmandu.
On this bright Saturday afternoon, the poets took to the stage and ignited the crowd with their witty and poignant poems. Ninteen poets presented their poems on stage and Sagar Bhandari recited his poem through video (he lives in Belgium). After the poetry recitals, Kritika Lamsal, event Coordinator thanked all the supporters of “Bhavisyavani” including Word Warriors, Nepal Literature Festival with Yuwa, National Volunteering Program, Sparrow SMS and Nepali Bytes.
The 19 poets who took the stage to recite their poetry were Neal Bikram Shahi, Sabin Prabhat Gyawali, Aman Basnet, Laxman Shrestha, Nitya Pandey, Fuchchi Jamuna, Asmita Karki, Nabin Bhusal, Prajwal Adhikari, Manoj Bhandari, Raghu Pariyar, Nishma Adhikari, Sagar Bhandari, Ayushma Adhikari, Narayani Khadka, Manish Baral, Manoj Thapa and Anu Thapaliya. The master of ceremony was Somesh Verma.
Garima Rana took home the first prize worth Rs. 50000, Laxman Shrestha took second spot winning Rs. 25000 and Ramnath Khanal took the third spot claiming Rs. 10000. As stated in Dreams Magazine’s website, the top 20 poems will be published in the book Bhavisyavani which will come out in early 2016.
Nepali Bytes also received a token of appreciation from Dreams Magazine at the event.
Pictures from the Bhavisyavani Poetry Recitation can be found on our Facebook page.
Image source: Pramin Manandhar