The Annual Report of Nepal Academy for the fiscal 2019-20 was handed over to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today. PM Deuba is the chief patron of the Academy.

Nepal Academy Chancellor Prof Ganga Prasad Uprety presented the Report at a ceremony organised at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar today.

Nepal Academy has carried out 83 research studies, translations and book writing during the period.

Similarly, it has conducted 50 national and international seminars, conferences, workshops and lectures.

It has published 81 books and 21 issues of 12 literary and other magazines in that period.

"The Academy has developed the mobile app of the Nepali Brihat Kosh (A Comprehensive Dictionary of Nepali) as well as the integrated database of this dictionary and the dictionaries of other mother languages," the academy's member-secretary Professor Jagat Prasad Upadhyay said.

"We have attained cent per cent achievement despite the adversities created by lockdown restrictions imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic," he said. The Academy Assembly members were also present on the occasion.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 4, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.