Under the ‘Story Bank’ established by the Film Development Board to assist in the production of original films, the film ‘Kandetaar’ starring and directed by Nawal Khadka has been given 10 lakhs. On the occasion of the board’s 23rd anniversary on Saturday, Information and Communication Technology Minister Rekha Sharma and board chairman Bhuwan KC jointly handed over a check of 10 lakhs to director Khadka.
After ‘Kandetaar’ received financial support, Nawal expressed his happiness and said – ‘I feel that the Nepalese government supporting a film made with patriotism and nationalism in this way is an honor to all patriotic actors and citizens as well as promotion of indigenous films.’ Support has been provided by selecting the best story of ‘Kandetaar’ among the stories and screenplays received in ‘Story Bank’.
In the year 2077, the Board established ‘Story Bank’ to encourage realistic, artistic film production. The government has also included this plan of the board in its budget. On the anniversary of the board, cash prizes were also given as an incentive to the writers of story and short films. Similarly, 3 employees of the board have also been awarded.