Country now moves towards digital Nepal: PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country has already moved ahead towards digital Nepal, e-governance and paperless technology.

Inaugurating the High Definition (HD) version of four channels of the Nepal Television (NTV) on the occasion of 34th anniversary of the Nepal television here today, Prime Minister said that agriculture, industry, tourism, infrastructure development, energy, education and health sectors of Nepal would be modernised.

He further said that super computer has already been made jointly by scientists of Nepal and Switzerland.

The Prime Minister said, “Nepal has been moving one-step ahead with modernisation every day in every sector. We have been moving forward with the national goal — economic prosperity, good governance and prosperous Nepal on the basis of gained achievements. We all can move ahead in the race of modern Nepal.”

All the four channels run by NTV — Nepal Television, NTV Plus, NTV News and NTV Kohalpur — have been simultaneously converted to the HD mode from today.

Nepal Television with its signature theme, ‘Communications for Development’, is the first television channel in the television history of Nepal. It was instituted in 2041 BS. Its reach covers 52 per cent of the territory and 72 per cent of the population at present through geo-terrestrial medium.

Advertisers honoured

On the occasion, Minister Baskota presented letter of honour to the representatives of the Media Hub Pvt Ltd, Key Advertising Service Pvt Ltd and Expo Media Pvt Ltd, the advertising agencies making the highest transactions.

Similarly, comedy artists Marich Man Shrestha, Raju Poudel, Daman Rupakheti among others were also honoured.

Also honoured on the occasion were Deepak Kumar Joshi who designed the Nepal Television’s logo and Gopal Thapa, the host of the Bimba Pratibimba programme — the longest running programme on NTV.

Likewise, prizes were awarded to nine local reporters and 28 staffers completing 28 years of service.