Parliamentary Committee's Directive To Speed Up The Functioning Of Kesar Library

Jul 09, Kathmandu- The National Assembly, Public Policy and Delegated Legislation Committee has given instructions for the quick operation of Keshar Library.

The committee inspected the library building under construction today and instructed to complete the construction work as soon as possible and take initiatives for the operation of the library.

The team including Chairman of the Committee Maya Prasad Sharma directed the Head of Library Suresh Kumar Yadav to secure and manage the library. The Committee has inspected the library building for the second time.

On that occasion, the committee was informed that 80 percent progress has been made so far. The building of Keshar Library, which was damaged in the Gorkha earthquake of 2072, was started from 2076 (retrofitting). Although it was said that the work would be completed within two years, the parliamentarians objected that it was not completed even within six years.

Chairman of the committee Sharma asked about the delay in the construction and when the rest of the work would be completed. Yadav, the head of the library, replied that there was some delay in putting up the ceiling of the building.

According to Yadav, 65,000 books, both ancient and new, are preserved in the library. Here there are 1,150-year-old handwritten texts. He informed that the process of 'digitalizing' them is in progress.

Regarding the library, 12 people including Speaker Sharma, MPs Gopal Bhattarai, Gomadevi Timilsina, Gopal Kumar Basnet, Padam Bahadur Pariyar, Madan Kumari Shah (Garima), Yuvraj Sharma, Rukmini Koirala, Renu Chand, Shri Krishna Prasad Adhikari and Sumitra BC raised various queries.