Bhutan: 9th edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival begins in Thimphu

In Bhutan, the ninth edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival bagan in Thimphu yesterday. The four-day Literature Festival began with a tribute to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was remembered at the annual event for his animated style of poetry recitations.

Recalling one of Vajpayee’s visits to Bhutan, festival co-director Namita Gokhale last evening said his poetry was loved beyond the language barriers.

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