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Film should be for social awareness: PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said films should be produced for social awareness and change in the country.

PM Oli, at a program organised by Nepal Film Artists’ Association in the Capital on Friday, said the development of film sector could be measured if the films were produced as per need of the time.

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“From the government side, I will make utmost effort to assist the film sector,” he vowed, adding that an interaction would be held between the artists and the government in near future.

At the program, noted cine artist Nir Shah was honored with the ‘Dirgha Sadhana’ award. The award carries the purse of Rs 111,111 along with a copper plaque.

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Box office system introduced in Kathmandu valley

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KATHMANDU — A box office system has been introduced in Kathmandu valley from Tuesday.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, launched the system — much sought in the film sector in Nepal– amid a programme organised at Film Development Board here on Tuesday.

On the occasion, Minister Baskota informed that the box office system was launched to make the investment in film secure and promote transparency.

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“With the box office in place, the film sector would be promoted,” he said, adding that it would help generate revenue to the State as well.

The box office will be launched in movie theatre outside the valley from coming February.

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