State wide Bhanu Jayanti celebrated
The 194th birth anniversary of great Gorkha poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya was celebrated in all major Gorkha inhabited places in Assam. News of celebration has poured in from Karbianlong in Talbalijan mini stadium, Sivsagarh at Sapekati, in Golaghat at Uriamghat, in Kokrajhar, in Goalpara at Fafal Dhudnoi all aegis of All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) the apex students' body of Nepali speaking Gorkha community of Assam. Many organizations in various places of Assam has celebrated this Bahnu Jayanti with gaiety and happiness as a symbol of unity. Notably AAGSU have been demanding Bhanu Jayanti to be declared as State holiday though the Government has struck to its decision to keep it as a restricted holiday. Born in Greater Nepal in 1884 Bhanu Bhakta Acharya made Nepali language a common tongue to almost 61 Gorkha tribe before the Nepal monarch Prithivi Narayan Shaha had declared then Gorkha language now Nepali as a national and palace language. All the 61 Gorkha tribes preach their own culture, tradition and religion but communicate in a common tongue today due to the contribution of poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya who translated Ramayana in Nepali language. He has many literary works to his credit.