Radio Nepal completes 65 years

KATHMANDU, Apr 4: Nepal’s state-owned radio broadcasting institution, Radio Nepal marked 65th anniversary today in the capital. Radio Nepal was established on April 1, 1951.

Inaugurating the program organized to mark the occasion, Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal highlighted the need to digitalize the radio service. He also stressed the value of the tape record, cassette and gramophone, among other antic materials, used by Radio Nepal and pledged necessary budget for the same.

Likewise, he informed that a ‘memorial village’ named after the founder of the radio Nepal, late Tarini Prasad Koirala was also in the offing in the latter’s hometown Biratnagar.

On the occasion, Minister Rijal felicitated the winners of the national song competition as well as staff associated with the institution for over 25 years.