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Amber Gurung felicitated with Rastra Gayak title

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KATHMANDU — Lyricist, singer and composer Amber Gurung on Wednesday felicitated with the Rastra Gayak title at a function held at the Diplomat Colony, Budhanilkantha, in the Capital which was organised by Ajar Amar Geetharu, an organisation led by filmmaker and poet Prakash Sayami.

The title, passed by a cabinet meeting, was presented upon Gurung by Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal. It was likewise announced that the government would bear all future medicinal costs of Gurung.

Born (in 1938) and raised in Darjeeling, India, Gurung has written three books of lyrics and memoirs–Samaalera Raakha (1969), Akcharkaa Awajharu (2003), and an anthology of essays and memoirs, Kahaa Gae Ti Dinharu(2006).

78-year-old Gurung has composed more than a 1,000 songs along with the National Anthem Sayaun Thunga Fulka hami, including the era-defining numbers Nau Lakhe Tara and Rato Ra Chandra Surya.

Gurung has also won more than two dozen lifetime awards and felicitations along with the Uttam Shanti Shahitya Puraskar in 2007, including Uttam Shanti Shahitya Puraskar in 2007, Kantipur FM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, Hits FM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and Jagadamba Shree in 1998, among others.

During the event, minister Rawal also recited a poem, titled Amber timi Amar Rahu. Singers Tara Thapa, Meera rana, Sangeeta Shakya, Suraj Thapa and Benuka Rai, among others were also performing during the event.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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