Gurung’s dedication acknowledged

KATHMANDU: Amber Gurung’s contribution in the field of music as a composer, singer and lyricist is immense. Honouring him for his work including composition of our national anthem, the government provided him with monthly allowance.

As per the press release issued by Nepal Academy of Music and Drama (NAMUDA), Gurung was handed an allowance of Rs 30,000 on January 4 at his residence in Budhanilkantha by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ananda Prasad Pokharel in accordance to the decision made by the government on November 9. Gurung was also the former Chancellor of NAMUDA.

“Nobody can forget Gurung’s work that have awakened the country and protect Nepal’s nationality. His work is as high as the height of Sagarmatha,” the release quotes Pokharel as saying.

Gurung has been a patient of Parkinson and diabetes for the last few years, and is under going treatment. Thus, NAMUDA requests the government to cater to his medical expenses as well and of other known personalities including other facilities

Chancellor Bhakta Shrestha, and Vice Chancellor Shambhujeet Banskota of NAMUDA among others were presented at the event.