Kathmandu, April 8:

Artists can play a crucial role in making rural and uneducated people aware about constituent assembly, said participants at an interaction here today.

At the programme organised by the Princeton Media on the role of artists during the CA polls, they stressed the indispensable role of the artists to take the message of the CA to the people living in remote corners of the country.

“General people are more interested to listen to a song or watch a play than to listen to a speech given by a politician. If the artists include the information on CA in their songs, plays and movies, they can easily make people understand the information and even motivate them,” said Nanda Krishna Joshi, a Deuda singer and cultural department chief of the NC-D.

Joshi stressed on the decentralised campaign of the artists to take the information to diverse people.

Tirtha Thapa, chief of the cultural department of the Nepali Congress, said the power of art to inform and motivate people was successfully experimented by the Maoists, “Their revolutionary songs and dramas have touched people’s hearts deeply.” Ishwor Chandra Gyawali, president of Rastriya Chalchitra Kalakaar Sangh, said that the republic Nepal should be the main agenda of the artistes’ campaign.