National 'Film Day', gone unnoticed

Last year, Ashoj 1st (it is Sept 17, 2012 this year) was announced to be celebrated as the ‘National Film Day’. The first Film Day was celebrated as a week-long program with various film related programs. The main program on the Day was also addressed by the prime minister and top actors of Nepali movie industry like and Rekha Thapa.

But this year, due to the lack of publicity and proper program, nobody knew much the National day. Last year, the Film Development Board president, Ganesh Bhandari initiated the program. At the time when
Ganesh Bhandari has already left the FDB and the post is left vacant, nobody wanted to take a lead in organizing the program. This is the typical example of person-centric programs of Nepal government.

It is also not known about the fate of the decision to form a committee to develop Pokhara as a Film City.

Did you know about today being the National Film Day? Please comment.

Jharana Thapa honored by Nepal Sanskritik Sangh

In a program held to mark 99th birthday of the first elected prime minister of Nepal, BP Koirala, actress Jharana Thapa was honored by an award. Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala handed over the award to the actress. Other Nepali movie artists honored in the program include actress Jharana Bajracharya, actress Garima Pant, actor Krishna Malla, RP Panta, Sunil Thapa, Jitu Nepal, Deepak Raj Giri, Sambhujit Baskota and Prabhakar Sharma among others.

In response to the award, Jharana told:

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