By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, July 21
Nepal Music Welfare Fund (NMWF) felicitated and honored nine personalities belonging music sector.
Minister for Federal Affairs, Constituent Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Minendra Prasad Rijal wrapped shawls on senior singer Prem Dhoj Pradhan, Meera Rana, senior musician Ambar Gurung, Shambhujeet Banskota, music coordinator Nobu Chhering Lama, sound engineer Pradeep Upadhyaya, journalist Suraj Shrestha after inaugurating the NMWF‘s first anniversary.
He also conferred felicitated music company Music Nepal with excellent award and presented all the honoured personalities with letters of commendation for their immense contributions to the nation through their respective sector.
Senior musician Shambhujeet Banskota said that the music piracy affected adversely the music sector and urged the government to make strong rule for controlling such piracy. He requested all people to fight for artists’ right.
Ratna Shamsher Rana, music coordinator, said that the government thought that the music was an unproductive sector and thus had failed to provide help to improve music sector. A nation is recognised around the world through its education, art and music, he said.