Government is ready to address problems of artists: Minister Sharma

Kathmandu: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma says the government is ready to address the issues being faced by Radio Nepal and artists.

Speaking at an interaction entitled ‘Music, Song and Radio Nepal’ organized by Radio Nepal in Singhdarbar today, Minister Sharma said the government and Radio Nepal would leave no stone unturned to fulfilling their responsibilities towards artists and respecting them.

She opined that Radio Nepal needed to update itself and remained people-centric amidst recent changes in the communication sector.

Minister Sharma applauded the roles of Radio Nepal for the development of the music and communication sectors in the country.

Minister Sharma said that the government was always positive to remove the legal and practical obstacles seen between Radio Nepal and artists of the song and music field.

Likewise, Executive Director of Radio Nepal Buddhi Bahadur KC said Radio Nepal was transforming itself and expanding its broadcasting services as per the demands of audiences.

He added that Radio Nepal had been respecting the artists and was working to preserve songs and music by digitizing them.

On the occasion, the artists participating in the interaction said that Radio Nepal was a common platform for everyone in the field of music and song. The artists added that they wanted Radio Nepal to protect and promote their creativity with modern measures.

Senior singer Meera Rana, President of Royalty Society and Musician Suresh Adhikari, Musicians Lakshman Shesh, Mahesh Khadka, Singer Satyaraj Acharya, Dhirendra Premarshi, Professor Dr. Dhruveshchandra Regmi furnished their suggestions.

Likewise, artist Keshar Kalikote, popular singer Chiran Pun, folk singer Nandakrishna Joshi, President of Nepal Classical Society Dhan Bahadur Gopali and singer Pawitra Gharti Magar among others put forth their views and urged for promoting progrmames for respecting artists.  

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