KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 22
Press Council Nepal has awarded various journalists for their contribution to the advancement of journalism in the country.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari presented the awards to recipient journalists at a function here today on the occasion of the Council's 52nd anniversary.
Senior journalist Bharat Dutta Koirala won 'Press Council Gopal Das Journalism Award'. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 151,000. Similarly, senior journalist Badri Binod Khanal (Pratik) has been awarded 'Press Council Surendra Bahadur Basnet Journalism Award'. The prize carries a purse of Rs 110,000.
Likewise, Ujjwal Sharma (Himalaya Times daily) has bagged 'Press Council Code of Conduct Journalism Award' and Bimal Gautam and Durga Lal KC 'Press Council Resilient Mediapersons Award'. Lok Bahadur Chaudhary has been awarded 'Press Council Language Journalism Award' while Basudev Sharma, Madhav Nepal, Bindu Kanta Ghimire, Gobinda Prasad Chaulagain, Ramananda Gupta, Sushil Aryal and Ramesh Dhungel 'Press Council Active Journalism Award'.
Among those who won 'Press Council Youth Journalism Award' are Ghana Shyam Khadka, Urbashi Basnet Neupane, LP Devkota, Jiban Sejuwal, Megha Raj Khadka, Krishna Chandra Lamichhane, Debendra Basnet, Dev Chandra Bhatta, Chuda Mani Limbu, Chandra Kala Chhetri (Bhagawati Thapa), Shiva Kumar Rijal, Ramesh Khatiwada, Jagannath Dulal and Tirtha Jaisi. Purushottam Khanal has bagged 'Press Council Literary Journalism Award' while Jamuna Barsha Sharma, Rupa Gahatraj and Anju Karki won 'Press Council Women Empowerment Journalism Award'.
Likewise, 'Press Council Inclusive Journalism Award' went to Rohit Rai, Ananta Anurag Mahato and Karan Tamrakar. Similarly, Mahendra Raj Singh and Kushal Aryal won 'Press Council Year Employee Award' and Madan Krishna Silwal and Rajan Singh won 'Press Council Employee Encouragement Award'.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 23 2021, of The Himalayan Times.