“The role of film industry is incomparable in the transformation of Nepali society,” said Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun. In his address to a programme organised to celebrate the completion of the 51st episode of the ‘Aba Je Hola Hola (Whatever May Happen Now),’ a television comedy drama, of the Global Television here today, the Vice President said films have already been indispensable part of human life.
Films have their roles in exposing superstitions, bad customs and discriminations entrenched in the society since ancient time and encouraging the mass for building a progressive and civilized society, the Vice President said. In addition to this, the film industry had greatly supported the development and conservation of language, culture, music, art and literature, contributing to promoting the feeling of national unity and protecting the geographical integrity.
Tele-serials have their own presence and significance in the Nepali film industry and the popularity of comedy dramas which are capable of attacking social misconducts and spreading a message for have increased and they have been the tools to have influenced in the policy-making levels, too, according to the Vice President. He stressed the need of recognising the contribution of artists remaining as the national assets and honouring them.
He drew the attention of the government and all bodies concerned towards supporting the livelihood of national talents and preventing the situation forcing them to go overseas to make a living. Nepal’s first actress Bhuwan Thapa Chand, senior artists Basundhara Bhusal, Chaitya Devi Singh and Laya Sangroula, artists, musicians, directors, media persons and technicians were honoured on the occasion.