DPM Thapa’s attention drawn towards Sajha’s plight

Kathmandu, Jan 18: Sajha Publications, considered to be parent of all the Nepali Publications, has drawn the attention of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa towards propelling the Publication.

A team comprising General Manager of the Publication Dolindra Prasad Sharma, former Minister for Education Pradeep Nepal and Dinanath Sharma, litterateur Dr. Krishnahari Baral among others held a meeting with DPM Thapa at the latter’s office at Singh Durbar today.

During the meeting, the Sajha team urged the government to issue a directive to all the local bodies to buy the books of the publication so as to promote its sales and reading habit.

Receiving a memorandum submitted by the representatives, DPM Thapa pledged to issue a directive to all the local bodies to create an atmosphere for the purchase of the Publication’s books in local bodies.

This 51-year-old Publication currently has books worth Rs 220 million in its stock.

The Publication, which publishes various academic and literary books, had earlier witnessed a financial transaction worth Rs 1 billion yearly. Lately, its annual sales have shrunk to Rs 150 million, according to the Publication.