KATHMANDU, July 10: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said language, literature, culture and drama are the treasures of a nation.
In his address to an award distribution ceremony organized by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation at Nepal Academy today, the prime minister said, "Language, literature and culture reflect our civilisation, are the heritages of national pride and such heritages have their contribution to enhancing the nation's image."
He said, "The nation's language, culture, art, music and drama are our civilisation, culture and national identities and being based on the same, we have been able to earn our distinct identity internationally, too."
The prime minister stressed the need for recognising those contributing to the creation of language and culture from the state-level which also encourages the new generation to get involved in creative works.
He also said that he was hopeful that those winning the awards on the occasion would give their best to the respective field in the future too. As the prime minister said, the government is always ready to help in the development of the relevant sector.
On the occasion, 43 people won awards including National and Provincial Talent Award, Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota Award, Bhagat Sarbajeet Manab Maryada National Award, Gopal Prasad Rimal National Award and Itihas Shiromani Baburam Acharya Award under various nine genres.