Rally marks National Photojournalism Day

Kathmandu, April 26

National Forum of Photo Journalists organised a procession here this morning to mark the National Photojournalism Day.

The morning procession around the theme ‘Journalism for News, Photojournalism for Factual Truth’ started at Bhrikutimandap and moved on to Sahid Gate, New Road, Bir Hospital, Ratnapark, Old Bus Park and circled back to Bhrikutimandap.

Addressing a gathering held after the morning procession, forum president Dhruba Ale said the forum had been always dedicated to the rights and interests of photojournalists and demanded that media houses to provide them required number of cameras.

Ale also complained that media houses discriminated against photojournalists in terms of remuneration, and called on the state to provide identity cards to photojournalists.

Former president of the forum Kabindraman Shakya said the importance of photojournalism was further increasing as it is an integral part of journalism in the dissemination of objective news.

The National Photojournalism Day commemorates the publication on 26 April 1927 by the Gorkhapatra National Daily a photo of a girl operating a spinning wheel. The black/white photo was published on the third page and was arguably the first news-related photo in Nepal.