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Minister Sharma lauds role of literary journalism



Minister Rekha Sharma

Kathmandu, June 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has pressed the idea of promoting literary journalism through the adoption of information technology.

In her address to a programme held on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Nepal Literary Journalists Association, the Minister said the development of Nepali journalism was founded on literary journalism.

The Nepali literary journalism that emerged from Banaras of India contributed significantly to the promotion of Nepali journalism, she recalled.

She pointed out that literary journalism should produce materials that could help transform the society. Minister Sharma mentioned that the ministry has started providing financial support of Rs 200,000 to the Association from this year.

On the occasion, literary journalists Prof Dr Krishna Prasad Ghimire, Ghan Shyam Kandel, Dr Tulasi Bhattarai, Ninu Chapagain, Narendra Bahadur Shrestha, Dr Amar Giri, Ishwar Chandra Gyawali, Krishna Prasai, Naranath Luintel, Hari Govinda Luintel, Dr Bishnu Bibhu Ghimire, Lok Bahadur Thapa Magar, Narayan Prasad Sharma and Sabitri Shrestha were honoured.

Association Chair Mohan Duwal said the support of the State is significant to protect literary journalism.

He thanked Minister Sharma for increasing financial assistance to the Association.


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