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Indian diplomat contributes to Nepal tourism through poems

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

An Indian diplomat, known for his poems, has presented his recent collections on Nepal's cultural treasures and historical sites in a bid to contribute to the tourism of the quake-hit country.

Abhay K, Indian Embassy's first secretary, press and culture, read out poems from his recently published poem collection "Jatra" and past collection "The Seduction of Delhi" during a programme here entitled Monsoon Verses.

In Jatra, Abhay has written on beautiful architectural masterpieces of Nepal's cultural treasures and historical sites which attract tens of thousands of tourists from around the world. Some of the historical sites like Dharhara Tower and Patan Darbar Square suffered major damage in the quake.

The collection, translated into Nepali by senior journalist Kishor Nepal, is aimed at promoting Nepal's tourism.

Abhay is an Indian poet-diplomat, author of two memoirs and six poetry collections.

The powerful earthquake that hit in April and May killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 23,000 people and damaged more than 500,000 buildings leaving hundreds of thousands of people jobless.

The government has allocated USD 910 million this year to rebuild infrastructure, public buildings, monuments, and private homes which were destroyed by the earthquakes.

First Published: Sun, August 02 2015. 18:02 IST