Jhamak Ghimire was extra excited to receive the highest award in Nepali literature, Madan Puraskar on Thursday, September 29, 2011. She was the second woman after Parijaat, who got the prize in 1965, some 46 years ago. The Madan puraskar and Jagadamba Shree both are of Rs. 200,000 cash and certificates.
31 year-old Jhamak is disabled and had started writing literately works by her foot since she was 15 years-old.
Ful ko aankha ma fulai sansara
Kanda ko aakhama kadai sansara…
The writer of the popular song, Dugralal Shrestha also received the Jagdamba Shree award for his contribution in Nepali/Newari language literature.
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Jhamak Ghimire – disability is no hurdle
Aug 25, 2011 @ 09:10
The disabled writer, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, is awarded the Madan Puraskar 2067 for her book Jeeban Kanda Ki Phul (Is Life a Thorn or a Flower). The Madan Puraskar Guthi on Saturday, August 20, 2011 decided to award the top award in Nepali literature to Jhamak.
Jhamak Kumari Ghimire was born in July of 1980 in Kachide village development of Dhankuta district. Jhamak was born with cerebral palsy and has to writes with her left foot.
In the same occasion, Jagadamba Shree Puraskar was announced to be awarded to Durga Lal Shrestha for his contributions to the Nepali literature and his lifetime a
chievement in literature.
Congratulation Jhamak, Keep the good work. You made us proud!