The new national anthem penned by Byakul Maila with Amber Gurung's music composition was presented at the parliament today. Speaker Subas Nemwang released it at a public programme organised at the parliament premises.
A cabinet meeting on Wednesday had approved Gurung's composition for the national anthem. Of the half a dozen compositions submitted to the cabinet for final selection -- three by Gurung, and others by Nhyoo Bajracharya and Nepali Army (NA) -- the cabinet selected Gurung's creation.
The new national anthem -- written by Byakul Maila -- will replace the "Shreeman Gambhir..." anthem, which was criticised for being merely a eulogy of monarchy. The earlier anthem was written by poet Chakrapani Chalise. Aus 03 07.
सयौँ थुङ्गा फूलका हामी, एउटै माला नेपाली सार्वभौम भई फैलिएका, मेची महाकाली
प्रकृतिका कोटीकोटी, सम्पदाको आँचल वीरहरुका रगतले, स्वतन्त्र र अटल
ज्ञानभूमि, शान्तिभूमि, तराई, पहाड, हिमाल अखण्ड यो प्यारो मातृभूमि नेपाल
बहुल जाति, भाषा, धर्म, संस्कृति छन् विशाल अग्रगामी राष्ट्र हाम्रो, जय-जय नेपाल । रचनाकारः व्याकुल माइला (प्रदीपकुमार राई)