PM Oli seeks effective role of Nepal Academy

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the Nepal Academy's effective role so as to have an impact on the people.

While receiving annual progress report of the Academy at his official residence in Baluwatar today, PM Oli appreciated the role of Academy in institutionalising and glorifying arts, literature and diverse social harmony.

He added that the people are looking forward to the Academy's help in transforming the society through circulation of positive thought.

PM Oli, who is also the chief patron of the Academy, said that the Academy should expand its scope to make every Nepali feel ownership over the institution, and for this, the government was ready to help.

PM Oli said that physical infrastructure development, capacity building and its linkages to the people would prove significant to transforming the society.

On a different note, PM Oli said though he had a great dream of developing the nation, massive earthquake and border blockade have laid obstructions to the same.

He added that the loss as a result of the incidents was not only physical and economic, but would have a deep social effect as well, which would take a long time to revive.

Similarly, Chancellor at the Academy Ganga Prasad Upreti said lack of infrastructure development, budget and human resources was hampering the Academy efforts to make its role effective.

Launching the report, Upreti said that the Academy published 16 books of various types and held various 60 orientation programmes in the previous fiscal year.