KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal Lilamani Paudyal has urged book entrepreneurs not to make money by distributing substandard and extravagant reading materials.
Inaugurating the Third National General Convention of the Nepal Book and Stationary Entrepreneurs Federation on Friday, he said evils and aberrations in the intellectual field can make negative impact for a long time.
He said the government will take the suggestions to bring government -private partnership positively to address the complaints of corruption in Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC).
He said a task force under the convenorship of NPC Member Shiva Kumar Rai has been working for formulating a national book policy.
Senior entrepreneurs and best organizers including Sanjaya Kumar Chaudhary of far-west, Devi Prasad Gupta for of Mid-Western and Lalchandra Rajbhandari of the western and Ashok Maharjan of Central Region and Wakir Ahamad from eastern region were honored.
Likewise, best section was Kathmandu District Committee and best organization prize went to Central Regional Vice Chairman Bishnu Dhital and best publisher was Ramdev Pandey.
Paudel and FNCCI Senior Vice Chairman Bhaskar Rajkarnikar honored them whereas Chairman of the Federation Dhanaraj Acharya said Nepalese books could not be taken to foreign countries for lack of book policy.
Some 700 participants from 70 districts will elect a new working committee of the organization which has some 9,000 books and publication entrepreneurs as members.