Kathmandu: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and noted cine artist Rajesh Hamal had a meeting today.
The meeting took place at Dahal’s Khumaltar-based private residence and focused on matters relating to Nepal’s art and cine sector and other related issues. According to musician Chetan Sapkota who was also present on the occasion, the status of Nepal’s film industry, the State’s investment in the relevant field and motivational aspects were among the issues discussed during the meeting. Stating that the State’s sufficient role was still awaited to elevate the domestic film industry to an international standard, the former Prime Minister insisted on combined efforts for the promotion of the industry.
He also took time to praise the long contribution of Hamal as an artiste to the enhancement of the industry. In response, Hamal said leader Dahal was accredited for providing a ground to develop a culture of artists joining the politics openly and acknowledging their presence and experiences in the political sphere.
As he stressed, political stability was a prerequisite for institutionalized development in other fields. The two also held general discussions on the nation’s latest political developments, it is said. —