UDALGURI, May 10 - Devoraj Sapkota, president of Udalguri Zila Sahitya Sabha and translator of a good number of important books into Nepali language will be honoured with the prestigious Madhabdeva Bota by the Sundaridiya Satra of Barpeta for his immense contribution to Assamese art, culture and literature.
Devoraj Sapkota is credited with translating books like Kirtan Ghosha by Mahapurush Sankardeva, Namghosha of Mahapurush Madhabdeva, biography of Srimanta Sankardeva in Nepali language, Borgeets by the Vaishnavite saints, etc.
A retired Headmaster of Golmagaon ME School, Sapkota has been a pioneer in translating the great works of the two great Vaishnavite scholars of Assam into his mother tongue Nepali since 2012.
The Sundaridiya Satra will confer the honour to Sapkota on May 20 next on the concluding day of the three-day Mahapurush Madhabdeva Janmotsav, informed Mridul Adhikari, assistant secretary of the celebration committee.
It may be pertinent to add here that earlier, Harekrishna Mahanta, Satradhikar of Barangajuli Satra of Atherikhat in Udalguri district was honoured with this prestigious award by the Sundaridiya Satra of Barpeta in 2017.