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Balanced development of all sectors: PM Deuba

2022 Jul 23, 6:51, Kathmandu

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the country has witnessed a balanced development of literature, art, philosophy, and culture of all communities along with the political changes in the country. Addressing the presentation ceremony of 'BP Koirala National Award -2021' held today at the Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, he assured that the state will support individuals who have contributed in various fields of the country.

Prime Minister Deuba on the occasion lauded the incomparable contribution made by the nation's hero BP Koirala to the growth of the Nepali language and literature and mentioned that the honor given by the state will give more encouragement to the artists.

 "BP Koirala was not only a political thinker and analyst, but also an excellent creator of Nepali language and literature, a popular storyteller and novelist. For the change of society, Koirala made both politics and literature his field of work and became a popular and well-known personality of his time," Deuba said.

The Prime Minister also expressed his belief that the honors and awards will inspire everyone to work towards political reforms in the country and establish and strengthen the rights of the people and bring about positive changes in society through the creation of good literature.

On the occasion, Minister for Tourism Jeevan Ram Shrestha praised people's leader B.P. Koirala, a towering figure of the country's democratic movements, as an ideal personality. It was the responsibility of the state to recall his contribution to Nepal's politics, history, society, and literature. So the award has been established in his memory, he said.

The Tourism Ministry honored three artists and an organization with the B.P. Koirala National Award, 2021.

In the political philosophy category, Purushottam Basnet bagged the award and in the literature category, Dr. Bishnu Bibhu Ghimire and Dr. Dhurba Chandra Gautam were honored.

Prime Minister Deuba presented the award that carries a purse of Rs 100,000 each.


Sher Bahadur Deuba literature political changes art philosophy culture BP Koirala National Award BP Koirala novelist Jeevan Ram Shrestha
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