The Nepal Academy, a national center for promotion of Nepali language, literature, culture and philosophy, commenced its 32nd Academic Assembly in Kathmandu on October 30, 2017.
The Assembly, inaugurated by the Nepali Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev, is aimed at formulating policies and regulations for the effective functioning of the organization.
In his message to the Academy on the occasion, the Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said, “The role of academicians is highly significant in infusing knowledge, wisdom and moral sense on human beings and leading the society towards a right direction.”
In this regard, Deuba called on the academic circle of the country to take the responsibility of bringing in political and democratic transformation in the country.
Meanwhile, Dev opined that the promotion of language, art, culture and philosophy is important for national integrity.
In his address, Academy Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti informed that the Academy would take required decisions on key high-level national awards like Prithvi Pragya Puraskar.
On the occasion, former Chancellor of the Academy Baraga Kaila pitched on the need for the establishment of provincial academy to encourage cultural and linguistic diversities in the country.
In this regard, the Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Music and Drama Sarubhakta sought a cordial collaboration with the Nepali Academy in promoting culture across the provincial levels of Nepal.
According to Academy Vice Chancellor Dr Bishnu Bibhu Ghimire, this Assembly session will finalize the annual policies, budget and future plans of the organization.