Vice President Pun appeals to preserve art and culture


Kathmandu, Dec 12 : Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun has expressed concern over the various kinds of influences over Nepal’s language, art and culture.

Addressing an international conference and cultural programme organized by Access of All to Art and Culture, Nepal here today, he said, “Our language is gradually becoming inferior and there are various kinds of influences over our art and culture. And this is not a positive sign.”

Stating that without language culture would come extinct and eventually identity, he drew the attention of all sides concerned towards that end. He also appealed for collaborative efforts to face the challenges to the protection and promotion of art and culture in the country.

The Vice-president also noted that Nepal’s widely diverse language, art and culture is an asset of the world itself, and that the world community too should work to preserve and promote it.

At the programme, artist duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansa Acharya were honoured with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’. RSS