Padam Kumar Rai
Padam Kumar Rai comes from Ranibas- 4, Bhojpur and has been very active in promoting the Bantawa language from the Rai community. His publications include : 'Ladipma' (The Moon). A Collection of Contemporary Bantawa poems. Bantawa Research Foundation, Kathmandu- 2009 'Bungwakha (Story book in Bantawa language), Mother tongue Pipal Pustak Project- 2009 'Semuna Sakenwa Lakchham'. (co-author) A Bantawa Semuna Sakenwa Collection, Bantawa Research Foundation- 2011 Bantawa Pictorial Glossary (Bantawa-Nepali-English)- 2012 Yawa (A Collection of an Essay in Bantawa)- 2013 Rai has presented many talks and papers on the situation of Kirat Rai languages. His affiliations include Chairperson, Kirat Rai Journalists Association (KRAJA), Nepal. (2011-2012) Founder Chairperson, Bantawa Research Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal. Founder Chairperson, Walahang Service Society, Kathmandu, Nepal. Member, Kirat Rai Yayokkha, Centre Committee, Nepal (2010-2012) Founder Member, Indigenous Linguistic Society Nepal (ILSN), Nepal. Advisor, Kirat Rai Journalists Association (KRAJA), Nepal. (2013- Advisor, Kirat Rai Maulik Kala Sanskriti Kendra. Padam Kumar Rai is also the editor of Bungwakha, a monthly magazine.