HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: World Book and Copyright Day 2012 was celebrated today across the country by organising various programmes to promote reading, publishing and protection of intellectual property.
To mark the day, Nepal Copyright Registrar’s Office, Nepal Academy, National Book Sellers and Publishers Association and Copyright Protection Society of Nepal organised an interaction where speakers highlighted the need to develop reading habit and enrich the horizon of knowledge.
Santosh Regmi, general secretary of Copyright Protection Society, said reading habit should be developed books protected.
He said, “Still a large number of people in Nepal are illiterate. The matter of developing reading habit is also associated with literacy. Books need to be protected and promoted.”
Prof Mahadev Awasthi said books give immense knowledge and ideas that help enrich human beings and make a civilised society.