The Third Ncell Nepal Literature Festival has begun in the capital on Friday.
Inaugurating the 4-day Festival, Rastra Kavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire said that literary creations have enlivened the Nepali culture.
The 94-year-old poet said that such festival would help heighten the identity of national litterateurs to the international level.
On the occasion, Chancellor of the Nepal Academy Bairagi Kainla said that this literature festival was the festival of the entire genres of Nepali literature.
He said this festival could be a forum for dialogue and experience sharing between the Nepalis and foreign litterateurs.