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Cultures on the brink of extinction be preserved: VP Pun


KATHMANDU:- Vice-President (VP) Nanda Bahadur Pun has spoken of the need to explore and preserve near-extinction cultures.
At an event jointly organized by the Nepal Academy and Lokbarta Parishad here today, VP Pun called for conducting research and studies on the indigenous cultures. Stating that there were diverse indigenous ethnic groups, languages and cultures in the country, Pun said that we should unravel the diversity in the country.
Unveiling a book titled ‘Lokbarta Bimarsha’, the VP asserted that by preserving our culture and languages, we can preserve our country. Lauding the publishing of the book relating to cultures annually, Pun said the book publishing should be given continuity.
According to him, it was the government’s responsibility to support the Council.
Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Uprety shared that the various departments of the Academy had been working for the indigenous groups, languages and cultures of people of various faiths.
Bom Kumari Buda, who was feted in the event, said that Rolpa was a rich store for Magar civilization and traditions. There should be research and study on the Magar civilization and their cultures, traditions and customs.
On the occasion, six books on folk cultures were launched. Rajya Shree Shrestha was also feted in the programme along with Buda.

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